A lot of the things we do depend on the weather and outdoor conditions. We crank up the thermostat when it's too cold, wear coats and carry an umbrella when it's raining, turn on the AC when the summer heat is too much, plug in the lights when the sun sets, and more.
Now you can automate many of these things with Weather Underground's new IFTTT channel. There are plenty of existing applets already, including ones from WU that contain many thats as consequences to one this, like the one that transitions the house into night mode by adjusting Hue lights, WeMo switches, and Nest thermostats or the weather preparedness one that notifies you, emails you, and creates a calendar event for rainy times.
You can also make your own applets, linking Weather Underground data for a specific location to any of the hundreds of IFTTT services. Available WU triggers include the weather report for today or tomorrow, current temperature and condition changes, sunrise time, sunset time, wind speeds, humidity levels, UV index, and only in the USA, the pollen count.
The possibilities are huge from notifications about pollen count, reminders about putting on sunscreen in high UV conditions, automatically controlling lights and thermostats based on outside conditions, turning on your coffee maker at sunrise, and more. You can head over to the Weather Underground channel on IFTTT to get started by adding your location and then enabling the applets that you need.