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- September 1, 2018 - Service Upgrades
After many years, exciting changes are in the works for WeatherCity. Upgrades
include serving content via https, server upgrades, unicode support, an improved
forecast system, and an upgraded website. These changes will be rolled out gradually
over the latter half of 2018.
- October 19, 2009 - Data centre move
After a series of outages and poor internet performance, WeatherCity's servers
have been moved to a new data centre. We hope this change results in better
performance and reliability for our visitors.
- October 12, 2009 - More cities added
19,236 cities and 9 new countries have been added to WeatherCity this year so far.
- September 21, 2008 - Added more cities in Germany
Near 2000 additional cities in Germany have been added to WeatherCity.
- September 20, 2008 - Added more cities in Israel
We are working towards adding more cities in various countries where our coverage
has been fairly weak. Over 75 cities in Israel are now covered.
- August 3, 2008 - More cities in China added
Over 5,000 cities in China have been added.
- July 14, 2008 - Improvements to the forecast
The forecast software has been updated and partly rewritten to be more efficient. While this
doesn't provide any significant changes to the website, the forecast now updates many times
faster than before, providing a more timely forecast update.
- March 15, 2008 - Updates and more cities added
After a brief hiatus, we have added a major upgrade to WeatherCity. An additional 9000 US and
3000 Canadian cities have been added. We have also added a precipitation estimate to the forecast.
- January 3, 2007 - Mobile Edition Added
Visitors are now able to browse WeatherCity with a compatible mobile device.
Most PDA's running PalmOS or Windows Mobile at 240x320 or 480x640 will now be
able to navigate and browse the site.
- January 1, 2007 - Happy New Year!
WeatherCity celebrates it's two year anniversary today.
- Dec 31, 2006 - WeatherCity hits 93 countries
Many more countries have been added to WeatherCity, bringing the total
to 93. We expect to complete the process of adding all countries
- July 31, 2006 - More Countries Added
Argentina, Belize, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay have been added.
- July 26, 2006 - Brazil Added
We have added Brazil to WeatherCity, and we will be adding many more locations in the coming weeks and months.
- July 12, 2006 - Status Report
A minor bug affecting the dates and times shown was found and corrected. Daylight savings time changes should now be updated automatically
for all of the locations in WeatherCity.
- December 19, 2005 - Status Report
We performed some minor network maintenance on December 8th that may have resulted in intermitted service interruptions for a few days. An issue
caused by this network maintenance which affected the current conditions for some cities was also corrected today.
- December 8, 2005 - Status Report
Some network mainenance today was the cause of a few minutes of downtime on the site as we moved all of our servers onto a new IP address block.
We apologize for any interruptions in service this may have caused.
- October 25, 2005 - Status Report
The WeatherCity website was switched to the new server today. This upgrade should provide greater reliability and faster
website response times, especially during periods of high load.
- October 6, 2005 - Status Report
We have been running flawlessly since our database server upgrade. A switch on our network was replaced today but there
should have been minimal downtime as a result of this maintance. We are scheduling a web server upgrade for WeatherCity
which should dramatically improve the performance of the website. This upgrade will coincide with an IP address move on
behalf of our provider, but we do not expect any downtime as a result of either change.
- August 7, 2005 - Russia added; Extended Palm Support
In our quest to be mobile compatible, we have begun to add support for Palm based browsers. Currently, support only exists for
WebPro browsers at 320x320 but increasing support for more browsers is on the way.
- July 28, 2005 - Even more countries available
We have been working hard adding additional countries to the website. Poland, Italy, Greece, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, China, Mongolia and India are now available on WeatherCity.
- July 25, 2005 - More Countries Available
We're pleased to report that the new hardware is working great and the website is performing better than ever before. We have
just added seven more countries to the website: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands. In addition,
we have added an additional 229 Canadian cities.
- July 24, 2005 - PDA Version (beta)
We have been working on offering a PDA version of WeatherCity. Although platform support is currently limited, it has been tested
and works well on Windows CE based PPC platforms with screen resolutions of 240x320. We will be adding WAP and SmartPhone support
in the near future. If you wish to try out the PDA version and you have a compatible device, simply browse the website to your
city of choice. If your device is detected you will be shown the PDA version of the page.
- July 21, 2005 - New hardware!
WeatherCity was offline for a couple of hours early this morning while we switched the site over to
our new database server. The new server is much faster and more powerful; as a result WeatherCity can
handle much more traffic than ever before, and the response time of the website has improved considerably.
- July 19, 2005 - Added Mexico and over 1400 more US cities
Today we added Mexico and over 1,400 additional cities within the United States, bringing our total to 1,957 cities worldwide.
- July 1, 2005 - Canada Day
We experienced our first major downtime today as a database corruption issue forced the system offline for
several hours. Eventually the problem was resolved and the whole system is now returning to normal. The
forecasts are starting to run again and everything should be back to normal within 12-24 hours. Our apologies
if this downtime caused any inconvenience. We have a new database server on order which will greatly improve
overall performance, as well as minimize any future downtime; eg, a reoccurance of today's scenario will be
highly unlikely in the future.
- June 16, 2005 - Added some Satellite Imagery
Most North American locations now have satellite imagery available. However, it's just a static
image at the moment. We're working on enhancing the imagery and expanding the availability.
- June 6, 2005 - Fixed minor bug
A glitch that caused the forecast times to be displayed incorrectly has been identified and fixed.
- June 3, 2005 - Added South Africa, Ireland, Japan and South Korea
We have added an additional 146 cities within South Africa, Ireland, Japan and South Korea.
- June 2, 2005 - Added United Kingdom
92 cities within the UK have been added to WeatherCity. We expect that a few more will be added in the coming months.
- May 28, 2005 - Weather Cameras Added
We are gradually adding weather cameras to cities. We expect to have cameras for most cities
in North America shortly.
- Mar 12, 2005 - Added New Zealand
Following the addition of Australia to WeatherCity, New Zealand has been added. We have also noticed a minor
glitch which causes some forecasts to display out of order. The problem will be fixed shortly.
- Mar 11, 2005 - Added Australia
27 major cities within Australia have been added to the website; our first non-North American country
to be added to WeatherCity.
- Jan 05, 2005 - Contact Form Problems
Due to our recent server relocation, our contact form is temporarily offline. Sorry for the inconvenience.. we'll fix this asap.
- Jan 01, 2005 - WeatherCity Launched!
We are pleased to announce the beta launch of WeatherCity, an endeavor spanning over two years and countless hours of effort. We hope this service will be enjoyed by all and that the information presented is useful and informative.