is a web graphic
that shows a representation of the current weather
derived from a METAR report
gathered in one of 6000 locations around the world. A customisable avatar
represents what to wear behind a backdrop indicating weather conditions, daylight and current moon phase
. Text below the graphic indicates air temperature
, relative humidity
, collection time, wind velocity and atmospheric pressure
The METAR generating the pictured Weatherpixie is EGLL 270750Z 23006KT 200V260 9999 FEW025 BKN070 16/12 Q1017 NOSIG.
Weatherpixies were created by Tamsin Bowles, a web developer and server-side programmer in London, in 2002. Its website provides free code to put weatherpixies in web pages, weblogs, in a computer's screen using Active Desktop or Konfabulator, and so forth.