The MeteoAlarm platform allows one to watch for weather alerts in Europe from MeteoAlarm (EUMETNET). To use this binary sensor, you need the country and the province name from MeteoAlarm. Please note that it is crucial to write the country name exactly as it appears in the URL starting with, including any hyphens used in the name. Failure to do so may result in errors or incorrect data.

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


To enable this binary sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yamlThe configuration.yaml file is the main configuration file for Home Assistant. It lists the integrations to be loaded and their specific configurations. In some cases, the configuration needs to be edited manually directly in the configuration.yaml file. Most integrations can be configured in the UI.[Learn more]:

  - platform: meteoalarm
    country: "netherlands"
    province: "Groningen"

Configuration Variables

name string (Optional, default: meteoalarm)

Binary sensor name

country string Required

The fullname of your country in English format (lowercases)

province string Required

The province

language string (Optional, default: en-US)

The ISO code of your language, please be aware that this is only possible in the current country. So ‘nl-NL’ or ‘nl-BE’ is only possible in Netherlands or Belgium

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
friendly_name: meteoalarm
icon: mdi:alert

There are a few awareness levels:

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

Example automation

  - alias: "Alert me about weather warnings"
      platform: state
      entity_id: binary_sensor.meteoalarm
      from: 'off'
      - service: notify.notify
          title: "{{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'headline')}}"
          message: "{{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'description')}} is effective on {{state_attr('binary_sensor.meteoalarm', 'effective')}}"
This integration is not affiliated with MeteoAlarm and retrieves data from the website by using the XML feeds. Use it at your own risk.