Include Weather Conditions for Strava Activities

For the ridden route, pls include weather conditions for a segment when the riding took place

- Temperature

- wind direction

 

For example: In Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) makes the observations available for various areas. So when riding on a road that exists in an area covered by the BOM, then overlay the segments of the route with weather conditions at the time of the ride.

Similarly, you can overlay with a weather forecast for routes generated in My Routes.

Let me know if you want more info.

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  • Wind direction and average wind speed would be great if included on your segments as it has a big effect on how you do time wise on flat segments and even hill climb segments. With a good tailwind you can shave seconds and even minutes on the longer segments compare to a neutral wind or slight breeze. Then I guess a wind filter will be required to compare your similar rides  

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  • Even just a simple temperature and sky on the ride page would be nice.  And then... we could have a badge for riding 25, 50, 100 days in the rain.

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  • I have done this at

     

    http://52.49.96.139/stravaweather/

     

    It will plot a map with historical weather conditions for each segment in an activity. It is still in development though so it may be a little flaky :-)

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  • I was thinkng the same. Your PR could also be related to weather conditions. MTB riding in winter and summer is very different and you would like to compare your results for each weather condition.

    An automatic weather conditions "prefilled" based on any weather site/app would be great. Editing it by hand to correct the localized conditions is awesome
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  • Just to clarify in response to Butch's comment... I think the expectation here is that Strava's servers would simply poll the historic weather on the weather server on the server end for the locations traveled during the run/ride after the fact and place the summary or average weather data on the activity.  No need for the phone to poll the weather sources directly.

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  • Here is how Smashrun is doing it. "Smashrun looks at the midpoint of the run, searches for the nearest hourly time to the midpoint, and uses the weather values nearest to that. Data accuracy is dependent on the service provider, but you can view their respective sources on Forecast.io (for Smashrun Pro users) and OpenWeatherMap (for non-Pro users)"

    For activities longer than an hour (specifically Races), it might be nice for Premium members to see the weather changes every hour.

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  • Exactly.... that's why I think you need the weather info because the weather conditions do effect the times in some way, shape or form.

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  • I manually add the temperature of my ride/run to the title, but it would be awesome if Strava could pull in general weather information automatically.  I know it gets difficult depending on the length of the ride, passing multiple areas or cities, or rides lasting multiple hours.  Maybe just a ride/run Min/Max temperature would work well.

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  • Sportracks has an excellent plug-in which obtains wind data from local published weather data and then analyses this to provide a headwind/tailwind vector at each point along an activity and a graph of head/tail wind against distance/time. This is excellent for analysing how much assistance the wind has given on a ride and in my experience over many rides seems to be very accurate compared with my perception of the wind. Something similar in Strava would be an excellent addition.In addition it would also be useful in segments to provide a summary of the net head/tailwind effect over the segment. It is however important to show the detailed analysis of wind especially where a segment changes direction. 

    Strava please get your developers to go and play with and learn from the weather plugin on Sporttracks as although you will obviously want to do your own thing its been very carefully thought through and provides a really useful and mature tool with a useful balance between summary and detail.

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  • Relative humidity too.

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  • I have done this at

     

    http://52.49.96.139/stravaweather/

     

    It will plot a map with historical weather conditions for each segment in an activity. It is still in development though so it may be a little flaky :-)

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  • +1

    A simple weather range (min/max temp, humidity, short description etc.) for the duration of the activity would be really useful.

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  • Adding wind speed and direction of it would be awesome.

    Right now strava is incomplete and KOM's mean nothing except who caught the most wind and utilized it.

    If you ride with a tailwind of 3-8 MPH and do well it really means nothing when another rider does than same segment with a tailwind great than 25 MPH. One is normal and one isn't.

    I just don't think someone has personal integrity or good ethics if they are riding in storm force winds thinking they are a true KOM. It would be nice to have some feature that would highlight or star rides where wind was over a set number. This would give us a tool when someone says hey I got the KOM and you see they had a gale force wind at their back.

    Have to take KOMs with a grain of salt because a lot of them the rider couldn't do it without wind assistance.

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  • I use the Day One app, that app also include the weather automatically. That would be very nice to have.

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  • Yes. The temperature and humidity fluctuates greatly where I live--Tampa--and measuring performance requires considering these factors. Let us compare apples to apples, e.g., not compare our performance on a ride or run on a super humid, hot day to that of an ideal day. Etc. It seems easy to add an automatic weather input feature, drawing data from NOAA or the like. It would save me the time of inputting it manually and would enable better review. Another related suggestions: At a later point you could add a feature that allows users to compare performance on similar days, perhaps by clicking on the weather icon of a particular ride/run.

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  • it would help a lot to have at least temperature, I agree

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  • I explored the idea of some weather specific features in a blog post here: https://medium.com/ui-ux-articles/4257452ebc4f

    Let me know what ya'll think - 

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  • Agreed.

    Garmin website does it but I'd rather Strava had it too as the overall experience on here is better.

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  • Colder temperatures = higher O2 density and v. versa. 

    Humidity and wind etc etc.... ambient weather, altitude... all would be really cool. You know all of this of course. 

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  • May I ask what the benefit of having this data would be?  Would it affect your segments or ride in any way afterwards?  Wind can play a huge factor, but it can also be extremely localized through canyons so unless Strava uses data from every single wind sensor out there, a general forecast or history of weather would be useless.  That said, temperature is already included in the activities if your device records it.  

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  • I came on to support wind speed and direction being displayed on Strava  as it is on Garmin.  Go for it Strava.  Thanks.

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  • Hi guys..please support our efforts to get satellite map for iphone. Thanks !!

     https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/23419139

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  • +1.   I could really use wind direction and temperature to determine the relative effort of my past rides - many weather sites have APIs - cmon' Strava already (please).

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  • +1 From me as well..

     

    I recently started using swimming so have started using Garmin Connect.. Astonished that Connect provides weather data but Strava does not..

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  • STAVA ISN'T GOING TO DO THIS. ITS BEEN REQUESTED FOR YEARS. THIS THREAD IS USELESS.
    GET ENOMONDO FOR 1/3 COST. FULL WEATHER INCLUDED.
    STRAVA WON'T EVEN COMMENT.

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  • @Jere Preisinger 

    I have done this at

     

    http://52.49.96.139/stravaweather/

     

    It will plot a map with historical weather conditions for each segment in an activity. It is still in development though so it may be a little flaky :-)

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  • Yeah. This would be great for me mostly to brag about the cold weather I commute in. :) I will echo another users mention of Day One app which automatically includes weather (and music playing too).

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  • I wonder why this feature ist still missing.

    Weather is SUCH a factor in any outdoor activity and should of course be documented. Taking into account how easy it is to collect current weather from a wide range of sources over the internet makes the lack of this feature even more puzzling.

    A comment from the Strava crew regarding this topic would be highly appreciated.....

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  • @Ben Mumma That's a great idea! I think I can actually add the relative humidity percentage.

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  • @Ben Mumma - ok that's done now - (added relative humidity %)

     

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