query.yahooapis.com and weather.yahooapis.com not working? Here's why

If you have been wondering why query.yahooapis.com and weather.yahooapis.com have become inaccessible, then we have the answer for you. Both these services have been retired by Yahoo.

As per official information by the Yahoo Developer Network, the company pulled the plug for both these services on January 03. The announcement in this regard was made on December 31.

On Jan. 3, 2019, YQL service at http://query.yahooapis.com will be retired. YQL based services that use http://query.yahooapis.com , including users of http://datatables.org , will no longer operate. Yahoo Weather API users see the tweet below for info about continuing your service

On Jan. 3, 2019, the http://weather.yahooapis.com and http://query.yahooapis.com for Yahoo Weather API will be retired. Contact [email protected] for credentials for the free Yahoo Weather API service at https://weather-ydn-yql.media.yahoo.com/forecastrss

Aside from these, the company has also shut down the Yahoo Classic Mail. Announcement for this was made in early December.

Starting January 31, 2019, the Classic version of Yahoo Mail will no longer be available. At that time, you’ll be upgraded to the latest version of Yahoo Mail or Basic Mail, depending on your browser’s compatibility


Yahoo hasn’t revealed the reasons behind these shutdowns though. Let us know your thoughts on these developments in the comments section below.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.