Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10

Need a application and or recommendation for a monitoring system. It will be set up locally and used to record essential data, reports to channels such as: The Weather Channel - Weather Underground - AccuWeather etc.

  • I understand where it reports TO, but... where it get Data FROM locally (soft) – juancarlospaco Feb 22 '12 at 23:22
  • Locally- as stated above. IE; From the instruments measuring the source, rainfall, humidity, air-speed, temperature. All the shell input data. – Ringtail Feb 22 '12 at 23:33
  • I know the hardware, i mean it have a Software part?, its working and storing data locally already?, whats the Format of the Data? – juancarlospaco Feb 22 '12 at 23:42
  • Can you provide that answer? No monitor, No system, Not yet! – Ringtail Feb 22 '12 at 23:52
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    I would need to know what type of data is posted, and in what format; usually these "home" devices just port data to a pretty GUI. Sounds like you need a device that posts to a CSV so you can import it into a module. – RSX-1327 May 30 '12 at 15:24

Here are a few options that might be of use/interest:

At least a couple have Ubuntu packages available from their site, and most support some sort of export in format suitable for WeatherUnderground or CWOP.

  • Nice, I will look into your recommendations. Thanks – Ringtail Dec 29 '12 at 18:12
  • I have installed gnome-weather from Software Center. This is for multiple locations but for 3 days (morning, evening) only. Temperature in C/F and clouds/sun/rain info. – Esamo Aug 4 '14 at 16:51

There is one more program for Ubuntu. That is Weather Display.

Download Weather display Then you can install it with

tar -xvf WeatherD.tar.gz
cd WeatherD
chmod +x GoWeather.sh

Note: to you have proper installation you have to install these packages

  sudo apt-get install libgtk1.2 libgdk-pixbuf2

Few other good programs are there which are available in software centre too.


2.Stormcloud(Commercial product of $3:00).

you can have them by filling the search field with their names.Hope that helps.


For robust/reliable result, you need data acquisition solution.

Do a Google search with that term and you will find some result. Many of them will provide free SDK/Library, you just need to buy the hardware. This is one with temperature equipment.(OK, I am lazy here, that is the 1st one come up on the search :P)

There are also free Linux data acquisition library/SDK, but you will have to check what hardware they are supporting. Comedi is one of them.

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