There are a number of factors that determine both if and how often you can access weather observation data for a particular weather station. These factors include:

  • The type of weather station. Is it WeatherLink Live or EnviroMonitor?
  • The type of weather observation data being requested. Are you requesting current conditions or historic data?
  • Your relationship with the weather station. Does the station belong to your WeatherLink account or was it shared with you?
  • What subscription level is your association with the weather station? Is it Basic, Pro or Pro+ access?

The following tables illustrate the combinations of these factors and how they translate to what data can be accessed via the WeatherLink v2 API.

Permission descriptions like “Most recent 5 minute record” means that data will be from the most recent time when the minute of the hour was divisible by 5. For example, an API query at 10:08 AM will return the data record from 10:05 AM and querying the API again at 10:12 AM will return the record from 10:10 AM.

Relationship with the Weather Station Subscription Level Current Conditions Permission Historic Data Permission
Owned Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic Most recent 15 minute record No
Shared Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic * Most recent 15 minute record No
Self Upgrade Pro+ Most recent record, but limited to just the Primary AirLink Yes, but limited to just the Primary AirLink
Pro Most recent 5 minute record, but limited to just the Primary AirLink Yes, but limited to just the Primary AirLink
Basic Not applicable Not applicable

* Basic shares must be created by the owner of the weather station.

Relationship with the Weather Station Subscription Level Current Conditions Permission Historic Data Permission
Owned Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic Most recent 15 minute record No
Shared Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic * Most recent 15 minute record No
Self Upgrade Pro+ Most recent record, but limited to just the Primary ISS and Barometer Yes, but limited to just the Primary ISS and Barometer
Pro Most recent 5 minute record, but limited to just the Primary ISS and Barometer Yes, but limited to just the Primary ISS and Barometer
Basic Not applicable Not applicable

* Basic shares must be created by the owner of the weather station.

EnviroMonitor

Relationship with the Weather Station Subscription Level ISS Current Conditions Permission ISS Historic Data Permission Node Sensor Current Conditions Permission Node Sensor Historic Data Permission
Owned Pro+ Most recent record Yes Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent record Yes Most recent record Yes
Basic Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Shared Pro+ Most recent record Yes Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent record Yes Most recent record Yes
Basic * Most recent 15 minute record No Most recent 15 minute record No
Self Upgrade Pro+ Most recent record Yes No No
Pro Most recent record Yes No No
Basic Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

* Basic shares must be created by the owner of the weather station.

Vantage Connect

Relationship with the Weather Station Subscription Level Current Conditions Permission Historic Data Permission
Owned Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent record Yes
Basic Not applicable Not applicable
Shared Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent record Yes
Basic * Most recent 15 minute record No
Self Upgrade Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent record Yes
Basic Not applicable Not applicable

* Basic shares must be created by the owner of the weather station.

Relationship with the Weather Station Subscription Level Current Conditions Permission Historic Data Permission
Owned Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic Most recent 15 minute record No
Shared Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic * Most recent 15 minute record No
Self Upgrade Pro+ Most recent record Yes
Pro Most recent 5 minute record Yes
Basic Not applicable Not applicable

* Basic shares must be created by the owner of the weather station.