The season sensor will display the current astronomical or meteorological season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) based on the user’s setting in the configuration file.

For information on the difference between astronomical and meteorological seasons please see the link below:

All information about how the seasons work was taken from Wikipedia:

To cut a long read short, astronomical gives seasons based on the shortest/longest day and equinoxes. So in the Northern Hemisphere spring starts on 20 March). meteorological gives seasons based on months (so in the Northern Hemisphere spring starts on 1 March).


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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: season

Configuration Variables

type string (Optional, default: astronomical)

Type of season definition. Options are meteorological or astronomical.

name string (Optional, default: Season)

An identifier for the sensor in the frontend.