This is version two of Australian Weather (From BOM). It had some bugs as BOM generates a html page with n 's, so now it copes with that and I believe, more efficiently, cuts out the precis. Enjoy.

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pearler 3108 days ago
Can you give me some ideas on how to get this to work with Melbourne?  The best I could manage is returning the summary but I get tr: illegal byte sequence.
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vileseagulls 3096 days ago
I can't get this working for Sydney either - I've changed the command to:

curl --silent http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml | tr -d 'n' | sed 's/.*//' | sed 's|.*||' | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'

which is identical to what it was before but just the different URL, and instead of a forecast my screen has a line of code starting
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qwip 3095 days ago
I edited the original for Sydney. This gets the first line of class="summary" and then drops the trailing period. If you like the period, remove the last sed command (|sed 's/(.*)./1/').

I have no idea how to write sed commands, I just copied that last line from a google example, so there's likely a better way to do that.

Here's the updated Sydney code:

curl --silent http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/sydney.shtml | tr -d 'n' | sed 's/.*//' | sed 's|.*||' | tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]' |sed 's/(.*)./1/'

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