The Weather API enables you to return a icon name for each row of weather data that summaries the weather that for that time period. This is done through the iconSet parameter in the API requests.
We have built this parameter to be extended over time to offer different icon sets. At the moment, the parameters allows for a single icon set called ”icons1″.
Be supplying the icon as an individual id, this enables you to create an output with the icons that you choose and display either by CSS, image or other rules.
In all icon sets, icons are chosen based on a priority of weather conditions. For example snow fall is higher importance than cloudiness and so snow icon will be chosen. The tables below are listed in descending order of priority.
Where an icon alternates between a day or nighttime, the sunrise and sunset parameters are used to decide between and nighttime.
Icon set icons
|Icon id||Weather Conditions|
|snow||Amount of snow is greater than zero|
|rain||Amount of rainfall is greater than zero|
|fog||Visibility is low (lower than one kilometer or mile)|
|wind||Wind speed is high (greater than 30 kph or mph)|
|cloudy||Cloud cover is greater than 75% cover|
|partly-cloudy-day||Cloud cover is greater than 25% cover during day time.|
|partly-cloudy-night||Cloud cover is greater than 25% cover during night time.|
|clear-day||Cloud cover is less than 25% cover during day time|
|clear-night||Cloud cover is less than 25% cover during day time|