METARs for Fun

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Have you been interested to see what METARs from around the world look like?

We’ve listed a few METARs below including links to view the current METAR at those locations, from around the world. It is interesting to see a few different codes used that we don’t usually see, here in the United States.

 

King Fahd International Airport, Dammam International, Saudi Arabia

Example:

OEDF 081300Z 36007KT 8000 NSC 37/M04 Q1008 NOSIG

Winds: from the N (360 degrees) at 7 knots

Visibility: 5 SM (8 km)

NSC (No Significate Clouds): is used when no clouds of operational significance or below 5,000 feet.

  • Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL

  • Clouds: sky clear below 12,000 feet AGL

Temperature: 37.0°C (99°F)

Dew point: -4.0°C (25°F)

Pressure: Hg 1008.0mb (altimeter) 29.76 inches

NOSIG (No significant change): in the forecast is expected within the next 2 hours.

 

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines

Example:

RPLL 081300Z VRB05KT 9999 FEW025 SCT100 28/20 Q1010 N0SIG RMK A2983

Winds: variable direction winds at 5 knots

Visibility: 6 or more SM (10+ km)

Clouds: few clouds at 2,500 feet AGL, scattered clouds at 10,000 feet AGL

Temperature: 28.0°C (82°F)

Dew point: 20.0°C (68°F)

Pressure: Hg 1010.0mb (altimeter) 29.82 inches

 

 

Sydney International, Australia

Example:

YSSY 081330Z 34006KT CAVOK 20/18 Q1008

Winds: from the NNW (340 degrees) at 6 knots

Visibility: 6 or more SM (10+ km) NOT SHOWN

Ceiling: ceiling and visibility are OK (CAVOK) - No clouds below 5,000 feet or the highest minimum sector altitude, with no cumulonimbus or towering cumulus.

Temperature: 20.0°C (68°F)

Dew point: 18.0°C (64°F)

Pressure: Hg 1008.0mb (altimeter) 29.76 inches

 

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