Met Office Sensor


The metoffice sensor platform uses the Met Office’s DataPoint API for weather data.

  • Each sensor will be given the device_id of “Met Office [condition]”
  • The sensor checks for new data every minute, starting 30 minutes after the timestamp of the most recent data as the data is updated every half-hour.

To add the Met Office weather to your installation you’ll need to register for a free api key at the link above and then add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: metoffice
    api_key: "my-api-key"
    monitored_conditions:
      - weather
      - temperature
      - feels_like_temperature
      - wind_speed
      - wind_direction
      - wind_gust
      - visibility
      - uv
      - precipitation
      - humidity

Your location will be detected from your home latitude and longitude settings.

Configuration variables:

This sensor is an alternative to the metoffice weather platform. The weather platform is easier to configure but less customisable.