Weather::OpenWeatherMap - Interface to the OpenWeatherMap API


    use Weather::OpenWeatherMap;

    my $api_key = 'foo';

    my $wx = Weather::OpenWeatherMap->new(
      api_key => $api_key,

    # Current conditions:
    # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Current)
    my $current = $wx->get_weather(
      location => 'Manchester, NH',
    my $tempf = $current->temp_f;
    my $wind  = $current->wind_speed_mph;

    # Daily forecast conditions:
    # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast)
    my $forecast = $wx->get_weather(
      location => 'Manchester, NH',
      forecast => 1,
      days     => 3,
    for my $day ($forecast->list) {
      my $date    = $day->dt->mdy;
      my $temp_lo = $day->temp_min_f,
      my $temp_hi = $day->temp_max_f,
      # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast::Day)

    # Hourly (3-hr blocks) forecast conditions:
    my $forecast = $wx->get_weather(
      location => 'Manchester, NH',
      forecast => 1,
      hourly   => 1,
      days     => 3,
    for my $block ($forecast->list) {
      my $time = $block->dt_txt;
      my $temp = $block->temp;
      # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast::Hour)

    # Find a city:
    # (see Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Find)
    my $search = $wx->get_weather(
      location => 'Manchester',
      find     => 1,
      max      => 5,
    for my $place ($search->list) {
      my $region = $place->country;
      # ...


An object-oriented interface to retrieving weather conditions & forecasts from
**OpenWeatherMap** ([http://www.openweathermap.org/](http://www.openweathermap.org/)) for a given city,
latitude/longitude, or OpenWeatherMap city code.

This module provides a simple blocking ([LWP::UserAgent](https://metacpan.org/pod/LWP::UserAgent)) interface to
weather retrieval; if you have an event loop handy, the included
[Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request) & [Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result)
classes can be used to create appropriate [HTTP::Request](https://metacpan.org/pod/HTTP::Request) instances and parse
responses from non-blocking HTTP clients.

See [POEx::Weather::OpenWeatherMap](https://metacpan.org/pod/POEx::Weather::OpenWeatherMap) for a non-blocking implementation using
the [POE](https://metacpan.org/pod/POE) ecosystem.


### api\_key

Your [OpenWeatherMap](http://www.openweathermap.org/) API key.

(See [http://www.openweathermap.org/api](http://www.openweathermap.org/api) to register for free.)

`api_key` can be set after object construction via **set\_api\_key**; if the key
is invalid, requests will likely fail with `401 Unauthorized` errors.

### cache

A boolean value indicating whether successful results should be cached to
disk via [Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Cache](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Cache).

Defaults to false. This may change in a future release.

### cache\_dir

The directory in which cache files are saved. The default may be fine; see

### cache\_expiry

The duration (in seconds) for which cache files are considered valid; see

### ua

The [LWP::UserAgent](https://metacpan.org/pod/LWP::UserAgent) instance used to issue HTTP requests; can be used to
control LWP options:

    my $wx = Weather::OpenWeatherMap->new(
      api_key => $my_api_key,
      ua => LWP::UserAgent->new(%lwp_opts),  


### get\_weather

      # 'location =>' is mandatory.
      #  These are all valid location strings:
      #  By name:
      #   'Manchester, NH'
      #   'London, UK'
      #  By OpenWeatherMap city code:
      #   5089178
      #  By latitude/longitude:
      #   'lat 42, long -71'
      location => 'Manchester, NH',

      # Set 'forecast => 1' to get the forecast,
      # omit or set to false for current weather:
      forecast => 1,

      # If 'forecast' is true, you can ask for an hourly (rather than daily)
      # forecast report:
      hourly => 1,

      # If 'forecast' is true, you can specify the number of days to fetch
      # (up to 16 for daily reports, 5 for hourly reports):
      days => 3,

      # Optional tag for identifying the response to this request:
      tag  => 'foo',

Request a weather report (in the form of a [Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result)
object) for the given `location =>`.

The location can be a 'City, State' or 'City, Country' string, an
[OpenWeatherMap](http://www.openweathermap.org/) city code, or a 'lat X, long
Y' string.

Requests the current weather by default (see
[Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Current](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Current) and

If passed `forecast => 1`, requests a weather forecast (see
[Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Forecast](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Forecast) and
[Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Result::Forecast)), in which case `days =>
$count` and/or `hourly => $bool` can be specified.

If passed `find => 1`, requests search results for a given location name
or latitude & longitude; see [Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Find](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request::Find) and

Any extra arguments are passed to the constructor for the appropriate Request
subclass; see [Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request](https://metacpan.org/pod/Weather::OpenWeatherMap::Request).





Jon Portnoy <avenj@cobaltirc.org>