If you are looking for a Raspberry Pi project to keep you busy over the holiday period, you may be interested in a new Pi SenseHAT weather forecaster that has been created by Giles Booth.
The Raspberry Pi mini PC has been connected to the BBC weather RSS feed and uses your local postcode within the UK to provide a weather forecast based on your locality.
For full instructions on how to get your Raspberry Pi SenseHAT weather forecaster system up and running jump over to the Supper Time website via the link below. For more information and to see the forecasting system in operation watch the brief video below.
Here’s a really simple scrolling weather forecast for the RaspberryPi SenseHAT. It uses the BBC Weather RSS feed, so you would replace the postcode (‘bs1′) with your own to get your local forecast. You’ll also need to install feedparser – this is very easy. Just type
sudo pip install feedparser
on the Raspberry Pi command line, and you should be good to go. Obviously, your Pi needs to be connected to the internet for this to work. Here’s the simplest possible version of the Python code to display a 3 day forecast located here.