Any idea what the abbreviation “UP” stands for? This is “unknown precipitation”. At the end of the report you will see another mention of unknown precipitation, “UPB26”. This means that the unknown rainfall began at 26 past the hour, and in the case of the METAR cited above, that would be 1126Z.

Similarly, people ask what does a mean in a metar?

A simply stands for Altimeter. 3016 means 30.16 inches of mercury for printing. RMK AO2 REMARKS. RMK simply means REMARKS and marks the end of the standard metar observation and the beginning of the remarks to be inserted as needed. A02 means the site is automated and HAS a precipitation sensor.

Do you also know what SKC means in a metar?

SKC – Sky Clear. TCU – Towering Cumulus. Other: A01 – Automated observation without precipitation discrimination.

Also, what does 9999 mean in a metar?

Visibility 9999 means that the visibility is greater than 10 km. // means that part of the METAR is not available (i.e. clouds and visibility not available from an automated weather station) SCT025 is a scattered cloud base 2500 ft. 19/04 is the temperature (19 °C) and dew point (4 °C ).

What does p0000 mean in a Metar?

Pxxxx is the rainfall in the last hour in tenths of an inch. P0000 indicates “traces” of precipitation.

What does speci mean in a metar?

SPECI is a special weather report that is issued when the weather conditions at the airport significantly worsen or improve , such as significant changes in surface winds, visibility distance, cloud base height and occurrence of severe weather.

What does V mean in Metar?

Variable winds. Typically, the wind shifts slightly on hour-long observations. You will use “V” to indicate winds turning >=60° and prevailing at least 6 knots.

What is a Taf and Metar?

METAR terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) FAQ. METAR is the international standard code format for hourly surface weather observations, analogous to the SA coding currently used in the United States. Roughly translated from French, the acronym means Aviation Routine Weather Report.

What does TAF mean?

Terminal Aerodrome Forecast

How long is a TAF valid?

30 hours

What do Metar and TAF stand for?

METAR – Acronym for Meteorological Aerodrome Report (current weather at an airport) TAF – Terminal Aerodrome Forecast. AGL – Above Ground. MSL – Mean Sea Level.

What does AUTO mean in Metar?

What does the word “AUTO” mean in a METAR message? The presence of “AUTO” in a METAR report message indicates a fully automated report without human intervention. The absence of AUTO indicates that the report is either a manual report or an automatic report with an observer logged into the system.

What does Shra stand for in a TAF?

+ = Hard . – = light. SHRA = rain shower (or rain shower)

What is a Speci?

SPECI Reports. Special Reports (SPECI) are airport weather reports issued when weather conditions vary around or below certain criteria. During “adverse” weather conditions, it is common for a weather agency and/or AWS to issue multiple SPECI reports between routine reporting times.

What does Rae mean in Metar?

RAE. Rain ended @ HHMM (RAE 1433) or as min after hour (RAE 33) [METAR] RAPID. Rapid(ly)

What does VCSH mean in a TAF?

Version control system for $HOME

What does Becmg mean in TAF?

In TAF is different from FM as it denotes a rapid change occurring in less than 60 minutes during the prevailing weather conditions in a given time frame. BECMG, as you might have guessed, stands for “BECOMING” and denotes a permanent change in prevailing Wx conditions.

What does Nosig mean in Metar?

no meaning

What does cavok mean in a metar?

Ceiling and vision OK

What does P mean in a metar?

P. means greater than the highest reportable value. PCPN. Precipitation.

What does Qnh mean in a TAF?

QNH refers to the local altimeter setting.

Is Metar AGL or MSL?

Earth stations report AGL; Pilots report MSL (what they see on their altimeter). So METARs and TAFs are AGL while UAs are MSL.