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I might be missing something which is WKTE here but so far
as I know I'm not, because that's how ignorance works isn't it?
I listen to weather forecasts and use weather apps. They
tend to tell you what they think the weather will be like in
the next few hours and days, and that's obviously
However, I sometimes want to know if the garden has missed
out on rain overnight and whether I should go out and water
it, and I would also like to know how reliable a forecast is.
Other uses spring to mind, such as whether there's been a
frost, whether something is flooded, whether people will
have got sunburnt or whatever. It just seems really useful to
know both what the weather has actually been, and to be
able to assess how accurate the forecast is, perhaps to be
able to compare different versions.
This is really simple then: have a weather app which
includes the past. I feel this must surely be baked but I have
yet to see it.
Dark Sky time machine
(arbitrary date & locale chosen for example) [a1, Aug 23 2021]
New Zealand Metservice
Yesterday (hourly), the past 30 days, or monthly for a few previous years. [neutrinos_shadow, Aug 23 2021]
||Darksky.net has a "time machine" button on the bottom
of its home page that lets you see what the weather was for a
given date/time & location (link). Although I don't know if
what their forecast was, or what actually happened.
||Is that what you're after?
||[nineteenthly]; you just need to live somewhere better... see
New Zealand Metservice website linky.