If you are considering venturing into weather sensors and including them in your home automation setup, EcoWitt offer a range of relatively inexpensive weather sensors that can be integrated into Hubitat using a local data feed (no Internet needed).
This is the re-release of the excellent EcoWitt Gateway and Sensor drivers developed Mirco, a previous member of the HE Community. Beyond my own support of these drivers, you will also find and incredibly helpful sub-group of the HE Community here happy to help get you started and troubleshoot and issues you may come across.
How Does It Work?
EcoWitt develop various weather sensors and weather stations, which can be linked to one of their gateway devices, including LCD displays. Many of these gateway devices provide the option to send sensor readings to both their web site for recording and display, as well as the option to send the data to a third-party destination. This is where these custom Hubitat drivers come in, capable of receiving the data feed from the EcoWitt gateway, interpret the various sensor readings and capture these in HE devices. These are then available to use in automations and for display on HE Dashboards. Sensors can include indoor / outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall and rain rate, UV, air pressure and air quality.
For those who have not used these drivers before, please look through the Readme section on the GitHub repository used to host the drivers.
For those who have previously used Mirco's version of these drivers, please see the post below for more details on transitioning to the new version.