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METAR Abbreviation Decode

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Abbrev

Description

AC

altocumulus

AMD

amend

AS

altostratus

BKN

broken (5-7/8)

CB

cumulonimbus

CC

cirrocumulus

CI

cirrus

CLD

cloud

CS

cirrostratus

CU

cumulus

E

east

FM

from

FT

feet

G

gusts

hPa

hectopascals

ICE

icing

ISOL

isolated

KT

knots(s)

M

minus

MOD

moderate

MS

minus

N

north

NOSIG

no significant change

NS

nimbostratus

OCNL

occasional

OVC

overcast

PROB

probability

PS

plus

Q

QNH to follow

RF

rainfall (to follow)

S

south

SC

stratocumulus

SCT

scattered

SEV

severe

SIG

significant

SKC

sky clear

ST

stratus

T

temperature (to follow)

TAF

aerodrome forecast

TCU

towering cumulus

TTF

trend-type forecast

TURB

turbulence

VIS

visibility

W

west

WX

weather

Z

Universal Time Coordinate


Last Updated on 30-04-00
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