Free Weather Website Templates

They're free, but use at your own risk

The scripts referenced here are used in the operation of this weather station, and may be freely copied and used to support your station. Please note that you use these scripts at your own risk. No warranty is expressed or implied. I accept no liability for any damages that may ensue from their use.
You will need to configure them for your own particular weather station website.
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A Version History is available -- check back from time to time to see if there are updates to scripts you have downloaded earlier. Announcements of version updates and new scripts are made on and Weather-Watch forums and saratogaWXPHP Twitter account as they become available.

This page was updated Thursday, 09-Feb-2017 11:27 AM

PHP/AJAX Website Template Set - Updates

Note: this page should be used to upgrade V2 Weather-Display/AJAX/PHP templates only to new V3 templates with the WD-plugin.

Select the current V2 template you are using on your weather website, then press "Create Upgrade File" to see the list of files needing update to convert your website to a V3 template. Click on the "Download a ZIP file of updates" and save the file locally -- it contains all the files needed for the upgrade.
Carefully follow the Recommend: instructions for each file listed when doing the website update.

Checking the "Save selections?" checkbox and clicking on "Create Upgrade File" button will store your selections in a browser cookie so it will be available the next time you visit this page.
Note: Browser cookies must be enabled to save your selections.

If you would like your site listed as using the templates, please contact me with your weather website URL, location, Base and Plugin used.

The dates in the distribution files are stored using Pacific time (GMT-8hrs).


V3 template version history (latest 20 updates)

  • Version 3.331 - 12-Jan-2021 (Base-*) deprecated swfobject.js, wxlive.php as Adobe Flash is discontinued, update check-fetch-times.php V1.39 for Flash deprecation;
    (Base-USA) update NWS-regional-radar-animate.php V1.01 to fix issues with null parameters and add Last-modified header
  • Version 3.330 - 06-Jan-2021 (Base-USA) add NWS-regional-radar-animate.php V1.00, update USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.02, update wxnwsradar.php V2.00, deprecate wxnwsradar-inc.php and wxnwsradar-iframe.php, update check-fetch-times.php V1.38 for new animated GIF regional radar maps from
  • Version 3.329 - 01-Jan-2021 (Base-World) update WC-forecast.php V1.05 to fix PoP display on forecast icon (by rounding PoP to nearest tens)
  • Version 3.328 - 17-Dec-2020 (Base-USA) update USA-regional-maps-inc.php V1.01 to address loss of regional composite radar images from
  • Version 3.327 - 07-Dec-2020 (Base-*) update common.php V1.11 and flyout-menu.php V1.09 for PHP 8.0.0 compatibility
  • Version 3.326 - 15-Jul-2020 (Base-USA) update advforecast2.php (JSON) V5.17 for improved error handling, curl logging capability and to use GeoJSON queries w/new cache filenames
  • Version 3.325 - 07-Jul-2020 (Base-*) update quake-json.js V1.01 to fix window.onload interference with sorttable function
  • Version 3.324 - 30-Jun-2020 (Base-*) update quake-json.php V3.03 to fix translation HTML validation and add $SITE['USGStranslate'] Settings.php capability
  • Version 3.323 - 27-Jun-2020 (Base-*) update quake-json.php V3.02 to provide location name translation (e.g. Hawaiian 'P?hala' with 'Pāhala' )
  • Version 3.322 - 25-Jun-2020 (Base-USA) update advforecast2.php V5.15 for diagnostic info to help diagnose Akamai cache issues from site
  • Version 3.321 - 10-Jun-2020 (Base-*) update check-fetch-times.php V1.37 for additional diagnostics;
    (Base-USA) update wxindex.php (V1.04), Settings.php (V1.03) and add USA-regional-maps-inc.php (V1.00) for NWS Regional Radar map replacing WU Radar maps (now no longer working) on (wx)index.php above dashboard.
  • Version 3.320 - 26-May-2020 (Base-*) update quake-json.php V3.01 to fix cache issue with HTTP/2 response from USGS website
  • Version 3.319 - 22-May-2020 (Base-*) update check-fetch-times.php V1.36 version checking;
    (Base-USA) add wxnwsradar*.php, hanis_min.js scripts for NWS Radar displays (thanks to Jerry Wilkins for permisson to use his scripts!), update radar-status.php V1.14 and flyout-menu.xml to support the wxnwsradar scripts; update WU-radar-inc.php V1.14 to remove 'dead' WU additional maps.
  • Version 3.318 - 16-May-2020 (Base-*) update include-wxstatus.php V1.11 to restore realtime status check for Meteobridge (Oops! Sorry about that.)
  • Version 3.317 - 16-May-2020 (Base-*) update include-wxstatus.php V1.10 and wxstatus.php V1.08 to move display of script updates to after any custom checking
  • Version 3.316 - 14-May-2020 (AWN-plugin) update wxgraphsawn.php V1.02 to fix validation errata
  • Version 3.315 - 14-May-2020 (Base-*) update ajax-dashboard.php V1.30 and wxgraphs.php V1.06 to fix Notice errata with PHP7+
  • Version 3.314 - 13-May-2020 (Base-*) update ajax-dashboard.php V1.29 with corrected support for WC-forecast (WU/TWC); update wxforecast.php V1.04 page with WU/TWC forecast correction
  • Version 3.313 - 13-May-2020 (Base-*,CU-Plugin) update top.php V3.05 to fix validation when $useUTF8 invoked; wxgraphs.php V1.05to add CumulusMX graphs support (requires cumx/ library files);
    CU-Plugin: updated CU-defs.php V1.11 for CumulusMX support; added cumx/ directory with support scripts for wxgraphs.php for CumulusMX; Settings-Weather.php V1.04 for updated link to software download
  • Version 3.312 - 10-May-2020 (Base-USA) update advforecast2.php V5.14 with fix for Alert link URL for (Thanks Jasiu!)

A full version history is available here.