Visual Crossing Weather offers an Excel Integration that allows user to create weather queries and join weather data with their existing spreadsheet data all within the familiar Excel interface.
In addition, the Weather API allows users to create a query that returns CSV data.
This data can be directly imported into Excel and refreshed automatically as new weather data becomes available.
Results/day - Free plans include a limit on the number of Queries Results that can be retrieved in any 24 hour period.
Note that A single 15-day forecast query counts as a single Query Result while each history record returned counts as a Query Result.
Results/query - The Results/query limit indicates the maximum number of records that may be returned by a single query.
If you need more records than is indicated for your plan, you will need to break your query into multiple, smaller queries that fit below your record limit.
You can typically break up a large query by breaking the time range into smaller chunks or by breaking up your list of locations.
Locations/query – The Locations/query limit indicates the maximum number of locations that you may request in a single query.
If you need weather data for additional locations, you can break your query into multiple each requesting a subset of your location list.
Alternately, an upgraded plan will make querying more convenient and efficient by allowing one query to retrieve data for many locations using a single request and returning a unified result dataset for all.
To maintain the quality and performance of the Visual Crossing Weather server and ensure an optimum level of service performance for all users, Visual Crossing has established a Fair Use Policy.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.
History Summary Reports
History summaries are powerful weather queries where the weather engine calculates a single result that summarizes many historical data records.
For example, this type of query could be used to calculate the climate change for a given location by aggregating individual weather observations across multiple decades.
For more information, see our documentation.
This type of query filtering allows users to specify which specific hours of the day should be included in their result data.
Hours outside the specified range are excluded from all results including summaries and aggregations. Weather conditions often vary significantly over the course of a 24-hour day while businesses and other activities are typically only active during a portion of those hours. For this reason, you can get more accurate weather correlations by including only the active hours in your weather results. As an example, if a retail business is only open from 9am to 9pm, an overnight freezing temperature is likely to have a minimal effect on the foot traffic for a given day as long as the business hours temperatures are conducive to outdoor activity.
However, freezing temperatures during business hours are likely to have a much greater impact. For more information, see our documentation.
Visual Crossing provides licensed users access our Visual Crossing OData server.
This is offered as a licensed service for users to publish Visual Crossing Weather Data for retrieval by OData capable systems.
Our degree day weather API provides calculation and climate normal data for growing degree days, heating degree days and cooling degree days.
Attribution for all Visual Crossing Weather Data usage is required at the Pay-as-you-go and Pro license level.
These users agree that any application or service which incorporates data obtained from the Visual Crossing Weather Data Server must prominently display
the message "Weather Data Provided by Visual Crossing" in a legible manner near the data or any information derived from Visual Crossing weather data.
This message should include a clickable link to https://www.visualcrossing.com/weather-data.
For more information, and examples of suitable attribution, please see
How to I properly cite or attribute the weather data in my project?.
Commercial licensing provides for the use of Visual Crossing Weather Data by businesses for commercial purposes which includes the right to display data for public facing websites as well as internal corporate usage.
Only the licensing for commercial usage at the Corporate licensing level includes the ability for enterprise data and retrieval systems to store and share raw weather data in relational databases, business systems or other applications.
Please contact us at email@example.com for clarification of licensing scenarios.