# meteostat.Stations.clear_cache

This method cleans up the local Stations cache by removing files which are older than meteostat.Stations.max_age. The method is automatically called when initializing a new instance of the class.

Important: This method does only affect files cached in the context of the Stations class.

# Parameters

If you want to overwrite the default maximum age, just pass any number of seconds using the max_age parameter.

Parameter Description Type Default
max_age Maximum age of a file in seconds Integer meteostat.Stations.max_age

# Returns


# Example

Remove stale files from the local Stations cache.


from meteostat import Stations