I’ve been enjoyed the new weather forecasting website for Norway, yr.no. Yr means light rain, but in a positive sense: it’s pleasurable, not like drizzle. Yr is also a word for being excited, maybe a little horny, but not in an exclusively sexual sense, just, you know, joyful and desiring of life and pleasure in the way people and animals often feel in springtime – goodness, it must be hard making dictionaries, look at that for a definition! Anyway, Yr.no does a great job of visualising weather. I love the meterogram, which for instance shows me at a glance that Geilo this weekend is going to be colder than I’d thought. I also just read on NRK Beta (via IAllEnkelhet, a Norwegian usability blog) that the data from yr.no is openly accessible, so we can remix it if we want. So far the only remix I’ve seen is from Fatguy, and it doesn’t work properly on my Firefox-on-a-mac, but it’s a start.

The only remix I really want is to know whether there’s going to be snow on the ground at Geilo. Not by the look of the webcams, though.

meteogram showing temperatures for this weekend at Geilo

2 thoughts on “remix the weather at yr.no

  1. Marius

    Ouch, so our mashup (minesteder.no) doesn’t work on your Mac-Firefox? If you have the time, we’d love to hear what isn’t working and help! Being in Bergen, you probably want to know when it’ll stop raining 🙂

  2. Lesley

    That’s interesting. In Scotland we call that sort of
    rain a smirr. I bet the two words are related.

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