Wind Gauge with Compass

This is a dashboard widget for displaying wind speed and direction in one gauge.

The gauge takes three inputs from msg.payload:

  1. speed (number)
  2. speed_unit (string) - Any string you want displayed after the speed, e.g. MPH, KMH, KTS, etc
  3. degrees (0-360 to for compass direction)

An example input node is included. You can replace it with your own data source (e.g. wunderground PWS)

Tested on Safari & Chrome (sorry, I have no access to IE or Edge).

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Flow Info

created 10 months ago

Node Types

  • function (x1)
  • inject (x1)
  • ui_group (x1)
  • ui_tab (x1)
  • ui_template (x1)


  • wind
  • compass
  • gauge
  • meter
  • wunderground
  • pws
  • weather
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