Storing selected locations on www.meteoblue.com

meteoblue home page: URL, GPS position, location search, Last visited, Favourites

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meteoblue offers one of the widest location selections of any weather service. You can find any place in the world, on land and sea. We offer several options for you to store (and even create) your preferred locations, so you can quickly access them from any device, and obtain the desired weather information.

This page shows you seven methods for storing locations found on www.meteoblue.com

Methods for storing selected locations

You have several methods to store selected locations on www.meteoblue.com. These enable you to quickly find any place in the world and see the related weather with one click. The following table shows an overview of the methods and requirements for using them:

Method Abbreviation Description View Link
Favourites FAV Store and create your own locations on www.meteoblue.com FAV
Last visited LV A list of the last locations which you have selected, updated continuously -
URL-Bookmark URL-B URL-Bookmark stored in your browser bookmarks e.g.
Homescreen Icon HSI URL-link installed on the homescreen of your device (PC, Laptop, Tablet, smartphone etc.) -
Browser history NAV-H A list of the last locations which you have selected, stored by your browser -
IP-Detection IPD Automated detection of your location, based on internet access point, only during first time access (if available).
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Geo-location GPS Automatic detection of your location, using the GPS of your device (if available)
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All these methods allow storing a certain number of previously used, preferred locations. Some methods require special devices (such as GPS for IP detection).

Available Functions

The following table show the options that users have with these methods and the following usage options**):

  • Method: location storage methods offered by meteoblue.com. 
  • Locations: number of locations which can be stored.
  • Rename locations: possibility to give another display name to the selected location.
  • Set altitude: possibility to give another altitude to the selected location.
  • Decision: Decision maker for including location in the list.
  • Modify: Ability of user to modify the list.
  • Device independence: Ability of user to use the same list on different devices.
Method**) Locations Rename location Set altitude Decision  Modify Device independence Comments
Favourites 50 YES YES User YES YES Free of charge, needs registration with an email
Last visited 20 NO NO User delete NO User can delete locations, oldest disappear automatically
URL-Bookmark unlimited*) YES NO User YES NO Control through browser settings
Homescreen Icon unlimited*) YES NO User YES NO Control through Device Home screen settings
Browser history unlimited*) NO NO Browser cache NO NO Control through browser settings
IP-Detection 1 NO NO Internet provider NO YES Usually, access node location (city) is used
Geo-location 1 NO NO Device YES NO Control through device settings

*) depends on your browser settings.
All these methods are free of charge and accessible to all users. Users can choose the option most suitable for their needs based on the criteria listed above.

Requirements for each method

The following table shows an overview of the options and requirements for using them:

Method Registration Cookies Browser URL IP Detection GPS - Explanations
Favourites YES NO NO NO NO   Needs registration on www.meteoblue.com
Last visited NO YES NO NO NO   On meteoblue homepage
URL-Bookmark NO NO YES NO NO   Depends on Web-browser used
Homescreen Icon NO NO YES NO NO   On PC Desktop, Tablet or Smartphone
Browser history NO NO NO NO NO   Browser stores last visited sites
IP-Detection NO NO NO YES NO   Depends on internet provider
Geo-location NO NO NO NO YES   Must be enabled on device. Uses "pin" on homepage

Some methods require special devices (such as GPS for IP detection). IP detection can only be controlled with special software, however this method can easily be replaced by the other methods offered.

Trouble-shooting

If users do not adjust the necessary settings on their devices for this options, the following problems may occur:

  1. Every time I open meteoblue, the same location appears, and it is not the location which I last used, and want to see. Possible causes are:
    1. You use a URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon with a different location for access: change URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon by selecting the desired location and saving it as new URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon;
    2. Your internet provider access is located in another village and your PC has not enabled cookies for meteoblue.com, so the provider location is shown: Enable cookies and allow storage of "Last visited" locations, or register to mark "Favourites".
    3. Your PC uses automated GPS detection for meteoblue.com: disactivate the GPS-Detection.
  2. The "Last visited" locations have disappeared: enable cookies and select the desired location . They will now appear under "Last visited". Do not delete your cookies from meteoblue.com again.
  3. My URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon does not work anymore:
    1. The name of the location may have changed in our database. Sometimes, this is necessary to correct unavoidable errors. Please select the desired location and save it as new URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon;
    2. Your Bookmarks have been damaged: Please select the desired location and save it as new URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon;
    3. You have changed the device and forgotten that you can not use the bookmarks from the other device on the new one: select the desired location and save it as new URL-Bookmark or Desktop Icon, or register and add Favourites, to be able to use the same location list from any device.

We hope these instructions help you to find the right method, and appreciate any questions on the subject.