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Free weather station software Cumulus


Free weather station software!

Cumulus is free software for retrieving, storing and displaying data from an electronic Automatic Weather Station (AWS).

Cumulus will store full weather records, along with daily, monthly, annual and all-time records, and graphical data. Cumulus can upload its data Collage of Cumulus screensto a web server and comes packaged with templated web pages for this purpose. Cumulus also supports automatic uploads to Weather Underground and CWOP/APRS.

Cumulus works with the Davis Vantage Pro and Vantage Pro2 weather stations (and the new Vantage Vue), the Oregon Scientific WMR-928 and WM-918 weather stations (and related models), Fine Offset stations such as the WH1081, and the La Crosse WS-2300 range.

Warning: If your weather station is a La Crosse and it is connected using a serial/USB adapter, then you will probably have problems using it with Cumulus, in that you will get erroneous data from time to time – this is a common problem with these stations when used in this way. There doesn’t seem to be anything I can do about this. For this reason, I am sorry to say that I cannot support the use of Cumulus in this way. Note that even if you are using a direct serial connection, I don’t actually own a La Crosse weather station, and there is no official documentation available for the protocol, so I am only able to give limited support for these stations, and if you have any problems it is unlikely that I will be able to anything about it.

Cumulus is in use on our own Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station, and our data are uploaded to our weather website: Sanday Weather. The web template in use there is packaged with Cumulus, and the commented CSS file is included in order that users may adapt it for their own use, changing the colours and background image as desired. You can, of course, write your own web pages from scratch, and use the ‘web tags’ feature to make Cumulus insert your weather data at the appropriate places. See the help file for more details.


  • Free for personal and non-profit use, but a donation would be appreciated if you continue to use Cumulus after trying it

  • Runs on Windows XP,  Windows Vista, and Windows 7. It should also work fine on the corresponding Server operating systems.

  • Supports Davis Vantage Pro and Pro2, and Vue; Oregon Scientific WM918, WMR-918, WMR-928, WMR-968 weather stations; EasyWeather stations (MyDEL, Nevada, Watson, Fine Offset, WH1080, WH1081, W8681 etc); La Crosse WS-2300 and other models in the WS23xx range. For a more extensive list of supported stations, see this page in the wiki.

  • Easy to use, clean display

  • Choice of meteorological day – midnight to midnight or 0900 to 0900

  • Numeric and graphical display of data

  • Real time web display of wind speed and direction

  • Automatic upload of data to web sites, Weather Underground, CWOP/APRS, PSW Weather/WeatherForYou/HAMweather, Twitter

  • Ready-made web pages supplied, or build your own using web tags

  • Configurable alarms for various conditions

  • Sunrise, sunset and moon phase display

  • Displays historical data for any given month or year

  • Graphical display of historical data for any time period

  • Generation of xAP home automation weather reports

  • Comprehensive help file included

  • Free support available in the support forum


Note that these are from an earlier version of Cumulus; the displays have changed considerably in the latest version.

Main screen


All time records

This month

This year

Web pages

Web pages included:Example Web page

  • Current Conditions

  • Gauges (with real time wind display)

  • Current Meteorological Day: Maxima and Minima

  • Previous Meteorological Day: Maxima and Minima

  • All Time Records: Maxima and Minima

  • Trend Graphs

The standard menu navigation allows for inclusion of both a forum link and a link to a webcam. Custom web pages can be achieved through the use of web tags added to any HTML/CSS layout.


Cumulus includes a comprehensive Help File.

There is also a FAQ and a wiki.

Further help, support, and discussion is available on our Forum.  You will need to register to be able to post to the forum. Please submit bug reports and requests for enhancements there.

24.11.2012 - 20:22 von Beetlejuice

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