A Metar can get confusing at times, specially for newbies.
That’s when it is helpful to have a decoder handy.
The first version of Meteo·Mobile’s metar decoder has just been released today.
It’s far from perfect, but has some of the more important pieces of information always present in a metar report.
While pilots start enjoying this first version, we are already working on the new one, with lots of additional information.
How do you get it? Easy!
Just look for the ‘decode’ link right next to the Heading of the met report:
And here is what you’ll see once you click on the decode link:
As you can see, so far, the decoded elements are:
- flight conditions (lifr, ifr, mvfr, vfr)
- Wind direction, average intensity and gusts
- Dew Point
- Relative humidity
- Metar raw report
Following suggestions from lots of you, we’ve changed the favourites display a little bit:
The previous display was really functional (you had links to lots of different weather reports), but it was a bit messy.
Now, in line with last month’s post, we’ve taken the redesign a step further, showing even more information at a glance.
For each of your favourite airports you’ll see:
- Airport’s flight conditions color code
- Wind direction and intensity (in knots, so far)
- Cloud ceiling (in feet)
- Visibility (in meters)
- Temperature (in Celsius)
- Relative humidity (%)
- Sea Level Pressure (QNH)
This is how it looks:
By clicking on any of your favourite airports, you’ll access the Metar for that station. From there, you will have access to that station’s Tafor report, the Airport’s information and many other useful information for us pilots.
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