Welcome to QWeather Develop Service, this document will introduce some basic steps and concepts for getting started and understanding how we work.

Getting Started

Step 1 Register an account

You need a QWeather account first, please refer to Account Management for more details.

Sign up now!

Step 1 Create a Project and KEY

Go to Console - Project,click the “Create Project” button in the upper right corner. Refer to Project and KEY.

When you create a Project, you need to choose a subscription, for example, Free subscription or Standard subscription. Refer to Subscription.

Step 3 Retrieve Data

Enter the following API URL in your browser (please replace the last KEY with the one you created in the previous step):

If you chose a Standard subscription in the previous step, please ensure that your account balance > 0 and enter the following API URL in your browser:

Now, you should be able to get real-time weather data for Beijing. However, please note that the Free subscription only supports a limited data and requests, please refer to Subscription comparison.

Step 4 More Data

Follow the Develop Guide to get more data.


You will need to pay for a Standard subscription or Pro subscription.

Our billing is Pay-as-you-go model with tiered pricing, meaning that the more requests you make, the lower unit price, and you pay nothing when you stop using it. Please refer to Pricing and Billing and Payment.

If you have a high volume of requests, you can also use Saving Plans to significantly reduce your costs, learn about Saving Plans.

For users in mainland China, our price is VAT included, please refer to VAT Invoice.

More Resources

These useful resources can help you get your work done more efficiently during the development process.


Learn about the many features available with QWeather Develop Service. See Features.

Development Configuration

Before using the API or SDK, you will need to do some simple configuration, and for those using the free subscription, some additional configuration will be required. See Configuration.


You can find status codes, weather icons, multi-language, city list and etc at Resource.

Best Practices

Here are some common practices and experiences when using our services so you can get the data quickly and easily. See Best Practices.

Terms and licenses

In order to provide a fairer, more efficient and compliant development environment, you need to agree to our various terms of service. See Terms.