When i first connected BME280/BMP280 i found out that relative humidity varies, if i compare it with official station’s data. Sometimes it was correct, sometimes too low, sometimes too high. After some research i found out that formula, published on ESPHome web site is … well… wrong. Why? Beacuse it takes temperature into account. That’s wrong, because absolute air pressure is aleady temperature-comensated inside BMx280, so doing it again results in wrong results. After some more research i found out old datasheet of BMP180, where formula for “sea level pressure” is given:
Using above formula gave me correct sea-level (or relative air pressure) data. So, final commands for ESPHome would be like this:
- platform: template
name: “Relative pressure”
const float STANDARD_ALTITUDE = 315; // in meters, see note
return (id(absolute_pressure).state)/powf((1-((float)(STANDARD_ALTITUDE))/44330), 5.255);
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