This does not use the typical WU API that they charge for, this uses a different web based method which (knock on wood) they haven't shut down yet and works fine. BIT loads a text based web page from WU in the background to avoid having to use the paid API key, so there is no need to purchase a key.I read back through this thread and didn't see it mentioned from late last year. Not sure if discussed already.
At the end of 2018 Weather Underground deprecated their API and now charges for frequent access to weather data. Personal weather station owners who upload weather data to WU can get a new API key that has a modest free tier to allow pulling a limited number of weather/temp/wind etc updates per day (10 requests per hour IIRQ). Any third party service, I believe like BIT using a shared API for users will get rate limited currently unless signing up for the pay API plan.
I worked around this in other use cases by securing my own limited free API key to enable accessing my weather station data. I just happened to notice the BIT temp reported on camera is a few hours old. I was wondering if BIT developer was aware of these WU API changes or already found a solution? If there is some rate limit being hit because the old API is deprecated, one option could be to allow BIT users with weather stations to enter their own API key (like I see in the DDNS options).
Is anyone else seeing stale or inconsistent weather data in BIT (e.g. temp), or is it just me?