Windguru Station network
Connect your weather station and upgrade it to Windguru Station! show your wind online to all Windguru users and get the benefits like Windguru PRO for free, Windguru forecast exactly for your location, Windguru Live widget for your website and more.
How to connect?
Windguru Station as a special device sold by Windguru is not available anymore, but instead we want to offer more different options where you can choose best according to conditions at your location and budget.
The number of options should grow in future, right now you can choose from these:
Holfuy autonomous weather station
Holfuy is an all in one solution for getting real time weather data from almost everywhere in the World. These automatic weather stations are fully autonomous by using GSM network and solar power. They work on 2G or 3G networks or wifi. The standard stations are shipped with wind speed / direction (quality Davis anemometer) and temperature sensors, but also offer an option to connect other additional sensors for humidity, pressure, rainfall, solar radiation. There are many options for sensors, you can choose what you need, you can even select an ultrasonic anemometer...
Holfuy is highly recommended option to join the Windguru Station network as it can upload data to Windguru out-of-the-box, you just enable this easily in the Holfuy station administration and register your station at Windguru.
Meteobridge is a small device with software that will transform many popular stations into an online station capable of uploading measurements to different weather networks (including Windguru of course). Meteobridge runs on cheap routers (as an alternative firmware) or you can get a specialised device: Meteobridge PRO. Meteobridge supports many different weather stations so you can choose from cheap to high quality stations, according to your preference.
More info at www.meteobridge.com
Meteobridge is a commercial software that will run for 14 days in trial period, then the full one-time licence costs 65 EUR. If you go for Meteobridge PRO device, license fee is already included.
If you do not have a weather station yet, which one to choose? depends on your budget... Davis stations (Vantage Vue or PRO2) will be a good choice when looking for quality for reasonable price, Peet Bros Ultimeter are also great value if wired sensors will work in your setup.
Some companies even sell packages that include a station and meteobridge with everything you need as a Ready-to-Go Solution.
WeeWX is a another software similiar to Meteobridge that can work with data of your station and send them to many weather networks on internet too. It's free and open source, it runs on Linux / macOS computers and many users run it on the Raspberry Pi micro computer, which makes it another great (and inexpensive) alternative especially for those with at least some IT knowledge.
More info at www.weewx.com
Same as for Meteobridge, many popular stations are supported.
Weather Display is a another software that can work with data of your station and send them to internet, upload to Windguru supported. It is available for Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi. They offer 30 day trial and the lifetime licence costs 60 USD.
More info at www.weather-display.com
1chip is a (very) cheap station made in Russia, it uses Davis 7911, Davis 6410, Davis 6415 or inexpensive MISOL sensors ($20) and is able to work completely autonomously when using a solar power. It uploads data via GPRS or WiFi
More info at 1chip.ru
pgsonda.cz / SIGMET IoT station
Autonomous solar powered station developed and produced by czech paraglider. Sends data over SigFox IoT network (covers most Europe) or NB-LTE. More info and contact: pgsonda.cz
Acuparse - AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) / Atlas (7-in-1)
Acuparse is a PHP/MySQL application that captures, stores, and displays weather data from your AcuRite Iris (5-in-1) /Atlas (7-in-1) weather station and any tower sensors, via your Access/smartHUB
Windguru upload is supported since version 3.0
More info at acuparse.com
Open Weather Station (DIY)
The Open Weather Station (OWS) is a do-it-yourself Arduino based weather station solution that aims to be affordable, stable, easy to build and tested in the wild. Measure, monitor, store months of data and send it to your server as well as Wunderground, Thingspeak, Windguru or OpenWeatherMap via Wifi or GPRS/GSM/4G.
More info at openweatherstation.com
Another do-it-yourself station which will cost you $5 + anemometer. Based on ESP8266 Wemos D1 mini board.
More info at github.com/zpukr/esp8266-WindStation
Are you a developer who can work with data of your station yourself? Then you can connect your station using Windguru upload API. It's up to you what kind of device you are going to connect.
If you are real hardcore, electronic enthusiast, you can even try to build your ultra cheap HQ online anemometer yourself! People already used Davis anemometer with Arduino to build a custom station, if you can do this then connecting it with the upload API will be the easy part for you :-)