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painless access to the netatmo weather api

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This package provides easy access to the Netatmo API. It is painless as it completely and intelligently hides the OAuth2 authentication from you.


This software to access the Netatmo Weather API emerged as part of thesis and also out of private interest. The author is not in any way affiliated with Netatmo (SAS).


Currently, the weather API’s methods Getpublicdata, Getstationsdata and Getmeasure are implemented.

Example usage

An example of obtaining all public station’s data in the region of Hamburg/Germany:

From the command-line

The smart way is to set up a configuration file ~/.patatmo/settings.conf:


Then on the command-line:

netatmo-getpublicdata \
    --lat_ne 53.7499 \
    --lat_sw 53.3809 \
    --lon_ne 10.3471 \
    --lon_sw 9.7085

As one-liner:

netatmo-getpublicdata \
    --user "" \
    --password "5uP3rP45sW0rD" \
    --id "5uP3rP45sW0rD" \
    --secret "YXNkZmFzZGYgamFzamYgbGFzIG" \
    --lat_ne 53.7499 \
    --lat_sw 53.3809 \
    --lon_ne 10.3471 \
    --lon_sw 9.7085

With environment variables (which you could also set elsewhere, e.g. in your .bashrc):

export NETATMO_PASSWORD="5uP3rP45sW0rD"
export NETATMO_CLIENT_ID="03012823b3fd2e420fbf980b"
netatmo-getpublicdata \
    --lat_ne 53.7499 \
    --lat_sw 53.3809 \
    --lon_ne 10.3471 \
    --lon_sw 9.7085

From Python

An example of obtaining all public station’s data in the region of Hamburg/Germany:

import patatmo

# your netatmo connect developer credentials
credentials = {
    "client_id":    "03012823b3fd2e420fbf980b",

# configure the authentication
authentication = patatmo.api.authentication.Authentication(
    tmpfile = "temp_auth.json"
# providing a path to a tmpfile is optionally.
# If you do so, the tokens are stored there for later reuse,
# e.g. next time you invoke this script.
# This saves time because no new tokens have to be requested.
# New tokens are then only requested if the old ones expire.

# create a api client
client = patatmo.api.client.NetatmoClient(authentication)

# lat/lon outline of Hamburg/Germany
hamburg_region = {
    "lat_ne" : 53.7499,
    "lat_sw" : 53.3809,
    "lon_ne" : 10.3471,
    "lon_sw" : 9.7085,

# issue the API request
hamburg = client.Getpublicdata(region = hamburg_region)

# convert the response to a pandas.DataFrame
0,0,30.0,67.0,70:ee:50:12:9a:b8,53.51695,10.15599,1015.4,22.5,2017-08-26 16:36:19,2017-08-26 16:36:36,2017-08-26 16:36:19,Europe/Berlin
1,1,23.0,65.0,70:ee:50:03:da:4c,53.523361337741,10.16719281615,1013.2,22.8,2017-08-26 16:35:33,2017-08-26 16:36:11,2017-08-26 16:35:33,Europe/Berlin
2,2,25.0,80.0,70:ee:50:02:95:92,53.517903,10.165769,1016.9,21.5,2017-08-26 16:38:17,2017-08-26 16:38:23,2017-08-26 16:38:17,Europe/Berlin
3,3,,,70:ee:50:17:bd:96,53.530789,10.127101,1010.1,,,2017-08-26 16:35:01,,Europe/Berlin
4,4,15.0,83.0,70:ee:50:03:bc:2c,53.530948,10.134062,1013.5,20.6,2017-08-26 16:35:07,2017-08-26 16:35:25,2017-08-26 16:35:07,Europe/Berlin
5,5,29.0,72.0,70:ee:50:03:72:28,53.545417580965,10.160120337925,1013.7,22.5,2017-08-26 16:42:05,2017-08-26 16:42:40,2017-08-26 16:42:05,Europe/Berlin
6,6,24.0,70.0,70:ee:50:14:42:1c,53.5698669,10.1554532,1011.4,23.2,2017-08-26 16:33:11,2017-08-26 16:33:55,2017-08-26 16:33:11,Europe/Berlin
7,7,31.0,69.0,70:ee:50:06:92:40,53.57426932987,10.161323698426,1013.7,22.3,2017-08-26 16:35:02,2017-08-26 16:35:30,2017-08-26 16:35:02,Europe/Berlin
8,8,26.0,68.0,70:ee:50:01:3c:f6,53.5811,10.1485,1016.2,23.2,2017-08-26 16:40:57,2017-08-26 16:41:21,2017-08-26 16:40:57,Europe/Berlin


This package is on PyPi. To install patatmo, run

pip install --user patatmo


You can find detailed documentation of this package here on on Gitlab.


The following might only be interesting for developers

Local installation

Install this module from the repository root via pip:

# local user library under ~/.local
pip3 install --user .
# in "editable" mode
pip3 install --user -e .


To be able to run all tests, you need to specify valid credentials and a device and model id of your test station. You can do so either in the file tests/USER_DATA.json (e.g. copy the example file cp tests/USER_DATA.json.example tests/USER_DATA.json and adjust it) or via the environment variables


Otherwise, only the possible tests are run.


  • make test to run all tests directly
  • make testverbose to run all tests directly with verbose output
  • make setup-test to run all tests via the ./ test mechanism
  • make coverage to get a test coverage


  • make increase-patch to increase the patch version number
  • make increase-minor to increase the minor version number
  • make increase-major to increase the major version number

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