Automation usually means some instrumentation to read physical values into your system.
With Web Scraping you can get those values through a web connection instead.
Here is an example of using OpenWeather to get your local weather data.
You need to get a valid API key at:
And you can look up a local city at:
The only addition needed stuff is:
Python3 - Free Open Source at https://www.python.org/downloads/
Then download the library pyown.