Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Australia


The bom platform allows you to get the current weather conditions from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Australia.

  • Each sensor will be given the device_id of “bom [optionalname] friendlyname units”
  • A name is optional but if multiple BOM weather stations are used a name will be required.
  • The sensor will update every minute 35 minutes after last data timestamp. This allows for the 30 minute observation cycle and the approximate 5 minute update delay in publishing the data.

To get the station ID [zone_id] and [wmo_id] for your local BOM station:

  • Find your station on these maps:
  • NSW: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/observations/map.shtml
  • QLD: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/map.shtml
  • VIC: http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/observations/map.shtml
  • WA: http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/observations/map.shtml
  • SA: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/observations/map.shtml
  • TAS: http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/observations/map.shtml
  • ACT: http://www.bom.gov.au/act/observations/canberramap.shtml
  • NT: http://www.bom.gov.au/nt/observations/map.shtml
  • alternatively, from the BOM website, navigate to State -> Observations -> Latest Observations -> Choose the station.
  • The URL will look like: http://www.bom.gov.au/products/[zone_id]/[zone_id].[wmo_id].shtml
  • For Adelaide, the URL will look like http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDS60801/IDS60801.94675.shtml.

To add the BOM weather observation to your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: bom
    zone_id: IDS60801
    wmo_id: 94675
    monitored_conditions:
      - wmo
      - name
      - history_product
      - local_date_time
      - local_date_time_full
      - aifstime_utc
      - lat
      - lon
      - apparent_t
      - cloud
      - cloud_base_m
      - cloud_oktas
      - cloud_type_id
      - cloud_type
      - delta_t
      - gust_kmh
      - gust_kt
      - air_temp
      - dewpt
      - press
      - press_qnh
      - press_msl
      - press_tend
      - rain_trace
      - rel_hum
      - sea_state
      - swell_dir_worded
      - swell_height
      - swell_period
      - vis_km
      - weather
      - wind_dir
      - wind_spd_kmh
      - wind_spd_kt

Configuration variables:

  • zone_id (Required): The zone_id as identified from the BOM website.
  • wmo_id (Required): The wmo as identified from the BOM website.
  • name (Optional): The name you would like to give to the weather station.
  • monitored_conditions (Required): A list of the conditions to monitor.