metoffice sensor platform uses the Met Office’s DataPoint API for weather data.
- Each sensor will be given the
device_idof “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
# 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 - visibility_distance - uv - precipitation - humidity
Your location will be detected from your home
- api_key (Required): Your personal API key from the Datapoint website.
This sensor is an alternative to the
metoffice weather platform.
The weather platform is easier to configure but less customisable.