The Weatherzone RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is an XML-based format for content distribution and a great way to keep up to date with the latest weather conditions for most Australian locations.
The feed includes current weather, two-day forecast and warnings with links back to Weatherzone for more detailed information.
To view your weather feed you need to download reader or aggregator software. A number of free and commercial aggregators are available for download. Once you have downloaded a reader, follow its instructions for adding a feed. Generally this will involve clicking the RSS button (you will see the raw RSS feed in most browsers) and then copying the URL into the Reader.
The simplest way to subscribe to an RSS feed is to go to the page for your chosen local weather location and click on the button. From the Weatherzone home page enter a town or postcode to get your local weather page and to access your RSS feed.
Links to Weatherzone RSS feeds for capital cities follow:
Weatherzone also provides an RSS feed for weather news:
RSS is a free service offered by Weatherzone for use in RSS readers and for displaying weather information in websites.
You may use the RSS feed to display information in a website. You may use up to 8 locations per domain. If you require more than 8 locations please contact us for permission.
You must use the RSS feeds as provided by Weatherzone, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied. The links back to Weatherzone included in the feed and the Weatherzone logo must be displayed when used in a website.
The feeds must not be used for any other purpose (including widgets and other applications) without the express permission of Weatherzone.
You must not query the feed any more frequently than once every 5 minutes for any given location. If using in a website you should implement caching to comply with this condition.
Weatherzone reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS feeds at any time and to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.
The RSS service is provided 'as is'. Weatherzone cannot provide support or answer questions on the use of RSS.
Weatherzone does not recommend, endorse or support any particular RSS reader or aggregator product.
Breaching any of these terms may result in your IP address being blocked from the service
Please contact us if you have any further questions regarding the use of this service.
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