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Import AccuWeather Data to Google Sheets
In this guide, we will walk through how to pull data from the AccuWeather API directly into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets. We will first get an API key from AccuWeather and then set up a request to pull in data to your spreadsheet.
- Before You Begin
- Part 1: Get your AccuWeather API KEY
- Part 2: Run an API Request
- Part 3: Create a Custom Request
- Part 4: More API Examples
- Part 5: API Documentation
Before You Begin
Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.
Part 1: Get Your AccuWeather API Key
Before we start pulling data from AccuWeather API, we need to register on their site, choose a subscription plan, and obtain our personal API key.
- Go to developer.accuweather.com/apis and click on the Register button in the upper right corner.
- You will get a pop-up window as shown below. Populate the textboxes with information.
- After that step, you will receive an email with a confirmation link, click on it!
- Next, click on the Packages & Pricing section to choose your subscription plan. If you want a free one, click on Get started now under the Limited Trial section.
- To get an API key, we need to create an application. Click on My Apps, and then +Add a new App
- Create a new app as shown in the example below.
- Go to the My Apps section, click on the created application and your API key will appear below, as depicted in the picture.
Part 2: Run an API Request
The easiest way to get started with the AccuWeather API is through API Connector’s built-in integration.
- Select Accuweather from the drop-down list of applications
- Choose an endpoint. We’ll start by searching locations by name.
- Enter your API key and location name
- Click Run and you’ll see response data in your sheet. Pay attention to the Key field as this will provide the location key that you’ll use in subsequent requests.
- Now select any other endpoint of interest and subtitute in the key you just retrieved. You can pull in weather forecasts and other data points.
Part 3: Create a Custom Request
If you prefer, you can create a custom request using any of the endpoints available in Accuweather’s API. When you create a custom request, you add your complete URL into the API URL field:
Part 4: Example API URLs
Here are some examples of custom API URLs. Check the AccuWeather documentation for the full set of available requests.
- Get weather for top 50 cities
- Get hourly forecast for the next 12 hours in Athens:
- Get current weather conditions in Athens:
- Get current weather conditions data for 150 cities worldwide:
- Get severe weather alerts from official Government Meteorological Agencies and leading global weather alert providers for Athens:
- Get 1 day of weather alarms for Athens:
- Get government issued storm information for a 2020:
Part 5: API Documentation
Official API documentation: https://developer.accuweather.com/apis