We've been having exceptionally hot weather and I decided to expand the current web app with more information that is provided by the French weather service.
Severe weather warnings
The Météo service publishes a separate list of areas that have been issued with severe weather warnings (vigilance météorologique). I thought it might be helpful to have this information readily available to the user.
But luckily I noticed that the whole rendering depended on a single XHR call to an external XML service that luckily didn't require any sort of CrossSite authentication. So I simply went straight to the source and saved countless hours of debugging and fiddling with bad HTML.
Severe gales / strong wind
While digging around and trying to figure the weather warnings out I realized that my earlier design did not account for displaying warning and windspeed numbers for any forcasted and expected wind gales. This information was already available from my earlier parsing project and needed only minimal tweaking to get correct.
This information is now presented either within the day or as a whole day event, depending on which is applicable.
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