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Free Weather Buttons

Both the free current weather button and the free weather forecast button are easily installed on your site by using a script call in your HTML pages.

The buttons are customised to the location of your choice by including a postcode in the call. The script then automatically locates the relevant location based on the postcode you included in your script call.

Current Weather Button

To include the free current weather into your page, simply insert this script into your HTML page.

In order to customise the script to your desired location, simply replace 'POSTCODE' with the postcode of you choice. You may also add a 'locality' parameter if you wish by adding &locality=LOCALITY after the postcode. This is recommended as it will ensure that your closest weather station is provided.

For example if you wanted the current weather for Wangaratta to appear in your page, your script call would look like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.weatherzone.com.au/woys/graphic_current.jsp?postcode=3677&locality=wangaratta"></script> <br /><a href="http://www.weatherzone.com.au/radar.jsp">weather radar</a>

where 3677 is the postcode for Wangaratta.

The script always selects the closest weather station to the location you request. It also has a few smarts built into it. If your normal weather station is not reporting for any reason, then the script will automatically select the next closest station. This means that your current weather button will never display any information more than two hours old. As soon as your normal weather station is back online the current weather button will switch back to your normal station.

Weather Forecast Button

To include the free weather forecast into your page, simply insert this script into your HTML page.

In order to customise the script to your desired location, simply replace 'POSTCODE' with the postcode of you choice. You may also add a 'locality' parameter if you wish by adding &locality=LOCALITY after the postcode. This is recommended as it will ensure that your closest weather forecast is provided.

For example if you wanted the weather forecast for Toowoomba to appear in your page, your script call would look like this:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.weatherzone.com.au/woys/graphic_forecast.jsp?postcode=4350&locality=toowoomba"></script>
<br /><a href="http://www.weatherzone.com.au/radar.jsp">lightning tracker</a>

where 4350 is the postcode for Toowoomba.

The script always selects the closest weather forecast to the postcode you request. However, if you feel the forecast you receive is not the best for your local area, you can simply change the postcode until you get a forecast for a town that is more suitable.

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