I went ahead and implemented a solution on my boat
to submit data to Windy. It is now live! I send wind
speed, direction and temperature. If you have the right instruments, it can also submit humidity and pressure.
I do this from a Raspberry Pi that is connected to my NMEA
2000/SeatalkNg network via a PiCAN2 board
. I run a variety of different things on the Raspberry Pi, including a Signal K server, and AIS
stations for MarineTraffic and AIS
I did develop a Signal K plugin for this, available at the following link:
If you have a similar setup, all you need is to download the plugin and configure it with an API key that you obtain from Windy. If not, a similar setup can be created for less than $100.