How I Add the Weather to My Obsidian Daily Note
Automatically adding live weather data to my daily note template in Obsidian.
Note: I am now using iOS Shortcuts to accomplish this. You can still add the weather using these steps, but if you are looking for a simple Apple-only solution, check out:
How I Add Today’s Local Weather to My Obsidian Daily Note With iOS Shortcuts
Use iOS (or macOS) Shortcuts to add the day’s weather for my location to my Obsidian Daily Note.
As you may have noticed from my last few articles, I’ve been kind of obsessed with dialing in my Daily Note Template in Obsidian. If you don’t use a daily note or Obsidian, check out my daily note template post to understand what it is and where this obsession started.
Ultimately, I am hoping to use these daily notes as a place to enter most of my day-to-day tasks and work notes and as a journal for my work life in general.
I’ve been a software developer for over 25 years. One of my biggest regrets is not documenting more of the work I’ve done. Obsidian is the first App that has given me a simple path to getting this done going forward.
Before the pandemic, I worked traveled all over or work. I would love to be able to look back now and see where I worked and when. But, unfortunately, I was never one for journaling or blogging, so now I only have my photo album to know when I was in a specific city, and if I’m lucky, I have an idea what the weather was.
When thinking about how I’m going to add journal entries to my daily note, I thought it would be nice to automate the insertion of the day’s weather into my note when I create it. So I looked around for an API and a solution. I quickly realized I could use a CURL command in Templater to get the weather if I found a service. And wttr.in answered all my needs.