Current Conditions API Parameters

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Current Conditions API Query String Parameters

Parameter Description Default value
api Hostname to be used only in production: api.accuweather.com N/A Required
apidev Hostname to be used only in development: apidev.accuweather.com N/A Required
apikey Unique code used to access the API N/A Required
version Version of the API v1 Required
locationkey Unique ID used to search for a specific location N/A Required
format Format of the response JSON Optional
language String indicating the language in which to return the resource en-us Optional
details Boolean value (true or false) that specifies whether or not to include a truncated version of the current conditions object or the full object False Optional
getphotos Boolean value specifies whether or not to include photos representing the requested location and current condition False Optional
group Integer value (50, 100, or 150) that specifies the number of cities to return N/A Required

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Current Conditions API Response Parameters

Parameter Description
LocalObservationDateTime Datetime of the current observation displayed in ISO8601 format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss±hh:mm
EpochTime Datetime of the current observation displayed as the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT)
WeatherText Phrase description of the current weather condition.  Displayed in specified language
WeatherIcon Numeric value representing an image that displays the WeatherText
LocalSource Information specific to the local source of the data. This parameter is not shown if there is no local source information to display.
IsDayTime Flag indicating the time of day (true=>day, false=>night)
Temperature Temperature
RealFeelTemperature™ Patented AccuWeather RealFeel™ Temperature
RealFeelTemperatureShade™ Patented AccuWeather RealFeel™ Temperature in shade
RelativeHumidity Relative humidity 
DewPoint Dewpoint Temperature
Wind Wind
WindGust Wind gust 
UVIndex Measure of the strength of the ultraviolet radiation from the sun
UVIndexText Text associated with the UVIndex
Visibility Visibility
ObstructionsToVisibility Cause of limited visibility
CloudCover Cloud cover 
Ceiling Cloud ceiling 
Pressure Atmospheric pressure
PressureTendency Atmospheric pressure change
Past24HourTemperatureDeparture Departure from the temperature observed 24 hours ago.
ApparentTemperature Perceived outdoor temperature caused by the combination of air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed
WindChillTemperature Perceived air temperature on exposed skin due to wind
WetBulbTemperature The temperature to which air may be cooled by evaporating water into it at constant pressure until it reaches saturation.
Precip1hr Amount of liquid water equivalent of precipitation that has fallen in the past hour
PrecipitationSummary Summary of precipitation amounts over the past 24 hours, in 3-hour increments.
TemperatureSummary Summary of temperature fluctuations over the past 6, 12, and 24 hours.
MobileLink Link to current conditions on AccuWeather's mobile site for the requested location
Link Link to current conditions on AccuWeather's free site for the requested location

 

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Top Cities Current Conditions Response Parameters

Parameter Description
Key Unique ID to search a location
LocalizedName Display name in local dialect set with language code in URL. Default is US English (us-en)
EnglishName Location name as displayed in English
Country
TimeZone
GeoPosition
LocalObservationDateTime Datetime of the current observation displayed in ISO8601 format: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ss±hh:mm
EpochTime Datetime of the current observation displayed as the number of seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970 (midnight UTC/GMT)
WeatherText Phrase description of the current weather condition.  Displayed in specified language
WeatherIcon Numeric value representing an image that displays the WeatherText
IsDayTime Flag indicating the time of day (true=>day, false=>night)
Temperature Temperature
MobileLink Link to current conditions on AccuWeather's mobile site for the requested location
Link Link to current conditions on AccuWeather's free site for the requested location

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