bom sensor platform uses the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) as a source for current (half-hourly) meteorological data.
- Each sensor will be given the
device_idof “bom [optionalname] friendlyname units”
- A name is optional but if multiple BOM weather stations are used a name will be required.
- 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 BOM weather observation to your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: - platform: bom station: IDS60801.94675 name: Adelaide monitored_conditions: - apparent_t - cloud - cloud_base_m - cloud_oktas - cloud_type_id - cloud_type - delta_t - gust_kmh - gust_kt - air_temp - dewpt - local_date_time - local_date_time_full - 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
To get the station ID for any BOM station:
- Find your station on these maps: NSW, QLD, VIC, WA, SA, TAS, ACT, NT.
- 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/IDx60801/[station].shtml
- For Adelaide, the URL will look like
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDS60801/IDS60801.94675.shtml; the station ID is
- station (Optional): The station ID string as identified from the BOM website. If not given, defaults to the closest station.
- name (Optional): The name you would like to give to the weather station.
- monitored_conditions (Required): A list of the conditions to monitor.
This sensor is an alternative to the
bom weather platform.
The weather platform is easier to configure but less customisable.