This topic is a little different – it is less concerned with troubleshooting than providing a summary changelog of significant new features appearing at weatherlink.com. The weatherlink.com platform is constantly being developed and improved, but Davis are not always quick to publicise new features, especially when – as at present – there is no official Help content for the platform. This page therefore simply provides a place to list new features as they become available. NB This list is probably not comprehensive – details are being tweaked on a daily/weekly basis by Davis and it’s impossible to catch every tweak, but the main new features should appear here.
v2 API extended to all upload devices (May 2020)
The v2 API for custom software to retrieve data from weatherlink.com which was previously available only for WLL and EM stations has now been extended to all devices able to upload to weatherlink.com. For full details please see the API documentation at github.
Health Data (May 2020)
A new menu option that’s available on the Configuration (spanner/wrench) page for WLL and EM stations (only). This shows valuable health data (battery voltages, wireless reception quality etc) for all transmitters. More details in the Health Data topic.
Weatherlink Live units & wireless repeaters (Nov 2019)
Weatherlink Live units can now receive transmissions from Davis wireless repeaters (this feature was previously not available). Note, however, that the repeaters must be configured from within the Weatherlink smartphone app via a Bluetooth link to the Weatherlink Live unit; there is no current option to configure repeaters via the web browser application.
Monthly summary reports (Sept 2019)
Monthly summary reports, similar to the classic NOAA reports are now available though limited, as before, to the sensors available on a standard VP2 Plus station. These reports do of course use archive (historical) data and so are only available to users with a Pro or Pro+ subscription.
Accessing the monthly summaries is simple: On the second menu line for the Data tab you will see a new ‘Monthly summary’ item. Clicking this will call up an on-screen summary for the current month so far. A selector box above allows different months to be chosen.
Printing the monthly summary: A print icon can be seen next to the Monthly Summary menu item. Clicking this icon starts the print process, but this does not immediately direct a copy to the local printer. Instead it creates a PDF copy of the report which your browser attempts to download. Exactly what happens will depend on your browser type and configuration, but typically the PDF version of the report will appear in a new tab within the browser. A hardcopy of the report can then be printed locally in the usual way.
Upload historical wlk data files for Weatherlink Live (August 2019)
The option to upload existing local .wlk archive data files to weatherlink.com has been added, but only for Weatherlink Live station types. Many users will have been running a weather station and storing the resulting data in Weatherlink for Windows long before acquiring a Weatherlink Live unit. But of course weatherlink.com can only accumulate logged data itself from the opening date of the account. This new upload feature therefore allows all the existing local .wlk files to be uploaded to Weatherlink Live online stations so that a complete record of weather conditions, potentially dating back many years, can be held online.
The upload feature is accessed from the station’s configuration screen (the spanner/wrench icon in the right-hand sidebar). Then on the Device menu an Import option should be seen. A downloadable instructions.pdf file on the Import page then provides detailed instructions for performing the uploads.