Buienradar


The buienradar platform uses buienradar.nl as an source for current meteorological data for your location. The weather forecast is delivered by Buienradar, who provides a webservice that provides detailed weather information for users in The Netherlands. The relevant weatherstation used will be automatically selected based on the location specified in the Home Assistant configuration (or in the buienradar weather/sensor component). The selected weatherstation will provide all weather data, with the exception of the forecasted precipitaion. The forecasted precipitation data will be retrieved from buienradar using your actual gps-location (and not the location of the nearest weatherstation).

To integrate buienradar with Home Assistant, add the following section to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: buienradar
    monitored_conditions:
      - symbol
      - humidity
      - temperature
      - windspeed
      - pressure

Configuration variables:

  • name (Optional): You can specify a name of the component, but do not have to. If you specify a name, the sensors will get an entity name of sensor.[name]_[default sensor display name], for example:
    • sensor.lopik_temperature, since the name of the sensor is set to lopik and the default display name for monitored condition temperature is Temperature
    • sensor.lopik_wind_force, since the name of the sensor is set to lopik and the default display name for monitored condition windforce is Wind force

    If no name is specified the sensors will be called sensor.br_[default sensor display name], for example:

    • sensor.br_wind_speed, since no name has been set for the sensor and the default display name for monitored condition windspeed is Wind speed
    • sensor.br_ground_temperature, since no name has been set for the sensor and the default display name for monitored condition groundtemperature is Ground Temperature
  • latitude (Optional): Latitude to use for selection of data source location. Longitude and latitude will be taken from Home Assistant configuration, but can be overridden/changed in this component to select a different location for buienradar.nl.
  • longitude (Optional): Longitude to use for selection of data source location. Longitude and latitude will be taken from Home Assistant configuration, but can be overridden/changed in this component to select a different location for buienradar.nl.
  • timeframe (Optional): Minutes to look ahead for precipitation (5..120) [default: 60].
  • monitored_conditions array (Required): One or more conditions to display in the frontend.
    • stationname: The name of the selected meteo-station.
    • symbol: A symbol for the current weather.
    • humidity: The relative humidity (%).
    • temperature: The current temperature (in C).
    • groundtemperature: The current ground temperature (in C).
    • windspeed: The wind speed in m/s.
    • windforce: The wind speed/force in Bft.
    • winddirection: Where the wind is coming from: N (North),Z (south), NO (Noth-East), etc.
    • windazimuth: Where the wind is coming from in degrees, with true north at 0° and progressing clockwise.
    • pressure: The sea-level air pressure in hPa.
    • visibility: Visibility in meters (m).
    • windgust: The windspeed of wind gusts (m/s).
    • precipitation: The amount of precipitation/rain in mm/h.
    • precipitation_forecast_average: The average expected precipitation/rain in mm/h within the given timeframe.
    • precipitation_forecast_total: The total expected precipitation/rain in mm within the given timeframe. The total expected rain in the configured timeframe will be equal to precipitation_forecast_total/timeframe mm/min. So, with timeframe configured to 30 minutes and a value of 5, the expected rain is 5 mm in 30 minutes, which is the same as 10 mm/h. If timeframe is set to 90 minutes and a value of 5, the expected rain is 5 mm in 90 minutes, which is equal to 3.3 mm/h.
    • irradiance: Sun intensity in Watt per square meter (W/m2).

Full configuration example where location is manually specified:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
- platform: buienradar
    latitude: 51.65
    longitude: 5.70
    monitored_conditions:
      - stationname
      - symbol
      - humidity
      - temperature
      - groundtemperature
      - windspeed
      - windforce
      - winddirection
      - windazimuth
      - pressure
      - visibility
      - windgust
      - precipitation
      - irradiance
      - precipitation_forecast_average
      - precipitation_forecast_total