How do I read a metar report?
- Use the initial code letters to identify the type of report. If you're looking at a METAR report, you will see it listed at the beginning.
- Note the station identifier after the report type.
- Read the next numbers to find the report's date and time.
- Look for a short phrase explaining how the report was modified.
People also ask, what does a metar report?
A typical METAR contains data for the temperature, dew point, wind direction and speed, precipitation, cloud cover and heights, visibility, and barometric pressure. The complement to METARs, reporting forecast weather rather than current weather, are TAFs. METARs and TAFs are used in VOLMET broadcasts.
One may also ask, what does TAF mean? Terminal Aerodrome Forecast
People also ask, how do you read RVR in Metar?
Reading RVR From The METAR In a METAR, RVR starts with the runway, coded with the letter "R", followed by the runway number. In this example, "R18R" means RVR is being reported for runway 18 Right. RVR visibility is coded using four digits, representing RVR distance in feet.
What is a speci?
SPECI Reports. Special Reports (SPECI) are Aerodrome Weather Reports issued whenever weather conditions fluctuate about or are below specified criteria. During 'adverse' weather conditions it is common for a Meteorological Office and/or AWS to issue multiple SPECI reports between routine reporting times.