I have an oregon wmrs200 in use. There is an inofficial binding for it and they have a uv sensor as well (which i didn’t try yet). i got it for 100€ with wind and rain and two tem/humi sensors.
Some people also use the sensors without the usb base sation as they communicate with 433Mhz. I belive the mqtt binding does the job then.
I’ve got a Davis Vantage Pro2 which, for now at least, I’ve just got working with weewx - very straightforward. I’ve not looked at the OH binding yet - might be a good way to display the instantaneous values. Assuming I keep weewx (which seems to be a good way of recording and displaying historic data) it should be relatively easy to hook it into OH somehow to pass the current values. Might need a bit of Python to achieve it.
More to the point, if you look at the forums for weather-related software such as weewx (http://weewx.com/) and wview (http://wviewweather.com/), and also http://wxforum.net/, you’ll get a much wider range of opinions on weather stations than is likely here.
I used to run the Davis Instruments, now Texas Weather Instruments 1Wire systems. There was no real progression to Web/App/Reality with the devices so I abandoned them (have like 5 systems with full setups)
I moved to the Acu-Rite 5-n-1 with the Acu-Link internet bridge because it is low cost. By that, I mean you can catch them on sale for ~120, with the minimal lcd display for inside the house. You can add on up to 3 other sensors for temp/humidity (inside, celler, wine, humidor, etc).
The app is showing it’s age, but works. The device does do rapid-fire to wUnderground.
Wunderground was one of my requirements.
It is like 400mhz wireless, runs on 4 double A’s and my batteries last over a year in the unit.
When I said, if you find a deal, they have 20% off for the Memorial Day Weekend, so that 20% comes a few times a year.
The Pro 5-n-1: http://www.acurite.com/weather-environment-system-with-5-in-1-pro-sensor-display-with-pc-connect-901wes.html
Has Windspeed, direction, temp, humidity, rain, Solar cell to run a fan, that draws air across the humidity to get a better sample. All in a single pole mount unit.
The only thing I’d like over and above that, is have one of the solar cells charge some l-ion, or even nm-h batteries so I never had to change them.
I intended to look at building a circuit, since it would be small and would work off of one solar cell on the pro version (has two cells for the fan)
I see one post on here about aculink, so assume someone has gotten this data driven to openhab, but can’t find anything else.
Go for an Ambient Weather station, the WS-1002-WIFI Observer in particular. You’ll get all the sensors (wind, rain, pressure, temp, humidity, uv and solar) and internet connectivity is included so it’s an easy setup. This website has a buying guide that will help you choose between the top models https://www.weatherstationadvisor.com/
@DSTM any chance you can post a link to where to learn about getting the data directly from weather station instead of wunderground? Taking a look it means you are limited to 500 requests per day from the wunderground.com website so reading directly makes more sense if you use the data to trigger events that can not wait 15minutes between the data being updated.
Recently I bought AcuRite 01036 Pro Color weather predicting [URL=“https://thehumannest.com/acurite-01036-pro-color-review/”]instrument[/URL]. It makes use of patented Self-Calibrating Technology and offers a personal forecast of 12 to 24 hour about the different weather conditions. The sensor measures the weather data in your yard and depending upon that data, Self-Calibrating Forecasting is generated.
I have had very bad experience with Netatmo. It is very expensive, so one could expect it is good quality but it is not: I have bought the complete kit and after 3 years, the exterior temperature sensor broke down, the humidity sensor broke down, the rain sensor broke down. The only exterior sensor which still works is the wind sensor. If you google, you’ll find out that many customers got similar issues
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Its accurate like Davis, has haptic rain meter, detects lightning strikes and most important, there is a LOCAL API available and the binding is already there developed by Bill Welliver.