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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.

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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.

  1. Go to developer.accuweather.com/apis and click on the Register button in the upper right corner.
  2. You will see a modal asking you to enter your name and email address and accept their terms and conditions.
  3. After that step, you will receive an email with a confirmation link, click on it.
  4. Next, click on the Packages & Pricing section to choose your subscription plan. If you wish to get started for free, click on Get started now under the Limited Trial section.
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  5. To get an API key, create an application. Click on My Apps, and then +Add a new App
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  6. Create a new app as shown in the example below.
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  7. Go to the My Apps section, click on the created application and your API key will appear below, as depicted in the picture. Keep this key handy as we'll use it shortly.
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Part 2: Pull Data from AccuWeather to Sheets

The easiest way to get started with the AccuWeather API is through API Connector's built-in integration.

  1. Select Accuweather from the drop-down list of applications
  2. Choose an endpoint. We'll start by searching locations by name.
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  3. Enter your API key and location name
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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Part 3: Create a Custom Request

Alternatively, you can run your own custom requests instead of using API Connector’s pre-built integration, using any of the request URLs shown in Accuweather's API documentation. Here's an example of how to set up a custom request to retrieve a 5 day forecast, just substitute in your own desired location ID where it says 4-315078_1_AL (get your location ID from their Locations API).

  • Application: Custom
  • Method: GET
  • Request URL: http://dataservice.accuweather.com/forecasts/v1/daily/5day/4-315078_1_AL?apikey=11111111111
  • OAuth: None
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Part 4: API Documentation

Official API documentation: https://developer.accuweather.com/apis

4 thoughts on “Import AccuWeather Data to Google Sheets”

  1. I am new to app development and spreadsheets. So this is definitely a helpful tool. It is helping me get an understanding of how to make API calls. As of now, the data being returned is not the exact data that I want. However this has nothing to do with API Connector. As a freshman developer, these are issues that I have to work out. So thank you for a great tool.

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  2. This is fantastic! Great guide - simple enough for even a tech novice to make it work. Is there a way to get the 15 day forecast rather than just the 5?

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    • Awesome, I'm glad you liked it! You can get the 15 day forecast by simply changing "5day" to "15day" in a custom request, e.g.http://dataservice.accuweather.com/forecasts/v1/daily/15day/4-315078_1_AL?apikey=11111111111/. However, Accuweather only provides access to that via their Elite plan (info). Only the 5 day forecast is available on their free plan.

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