MeteoAlarm Sensor


The MeteoAlarm platform allows one to watch for weather alerts in europe from MeteoAlarm (EUMETNET). To use this binary sensor, you need the two digits of your country and the province name from MeteoAlarm. Please note that you need to write the exact details from the website with capitals.

The binary sensor state shows if applicable the warning message. The details are available as attribute.

Configuration

To enable this binary sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

binary_sensor:
  - platform: meteoalarm
    country: 'NL'
    province: 'Groningen'

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)Binary sensor name

Default value: meteoalarm

country

(string)(Required)The 2 digits of your country

province

(string)(Required)The province

language

(string)(Optional)The 4 digits our your language, please be aware that this is only possible in the current country. So ‘ne’ is only possible in Netherlands. Possible options is: bu, bs, ce, da, de, ee, en, es, ga, ca, su, fr, gr, he, hr, ma, is, it, li, la, sr, mk, ma, ne, no, po, ro, cp, sv, sl, eu.

Default value: en

Example output

You will find an example below when the state is “on”.

attribution: Information provided by MeteoAlarm
language: en-GB
category: Met
event: Severe forest-fire warning
responseType: Monitor
urgency: Immediate
severity: Severe
certainty: Likely
effective: 2019-05-02T22:00:00+00:00
onset: 2019-05-02T22:00:00+00:00
expires: 2019-05-03T21:59:00+00:00
senderName: Stig Carlsson
headline: Orange forest-fire for Hedmark, Oppland
description: High grass and heather fire hazard in areas without snow until significant amount of precipitation.
Consequences: Vegetation is very easily ignited and very large areas may be affected.
instruction: Be very careful with open fire. Follow the instructions from the local authorities. Emergency services should assess a necessary level of alertness.
awareness_level: 3; orange; Severe
awareness_type: 8; forest-fire
unit_of_measurement:
friendly_name: meteoalarm
icon: mdi:alert

There are a few awareness levels:

  • 2; yellow; Moderate
  • 3; orange; Severe
  • 4; red; High

Example automation

Below you find an example of an automation.

automation:
  - alias: Alert me about weather warnings
    trigger:
      platform: state
      entity_id: binary_sensor.meteoalarm
      from: ‘off’
    action:
      - service: notify.notify
        data_template:
          title: "{{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'headline')}}"
          message: "{{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'description')}} is effective on {{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'effective')}}"

This component is not affiliated with MeteoAlarm and retrieves data from the website by using the XML feeds. Use it at your own risk.