Yahoo Weather API FAQ

The page to create new app seems to be not working.

If you see "An internal error occurred" when creating your app, try logout and log back in with yahoo.com email and then try the process again.

How soon can I get access to the API?

Your app id needs to be whitelisted. The process usually takes 3 business days.

How to make OAuth1 call?

You need to use your consumer key and secret to generate a signature. Please check out our example code.

Why am I getting 404 error?

Please make sure the base url you are calling is correct: https://weather-ydn-yql.media.yahoo.com/forecastrss. Calling any other urls would result in a 404.

Why am I getting 401/500 error?

Please make sure the oauth signature is generated correctly. All the query parameters ("location", "format", "u", etc) along with oauth parameters need to be included when generating the signature. You are also welcome to read through our example code.