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Operational Newsletter

Operational Newsletter on the World Weather Watch and Marine Meteorological Services

Current News Updates - 2019

Contact: jbest@wmo.int

 

Postponed termination of TAC reports of TEMP, PILOT

Notification from China Meteorological Agency

According to the requirements of NWP Centers, CMA will extend the parallel dissemination period of BUFR and TAC for TEMP and PILOT data.

The parallel dissemination of SYNOP and CLIMAT will be terminated effective 1200 UTC, 03 December 2019 as scheduled.

The parallel dissemination of TEMP and PILOT will be terminated effective 1200 UTC, 15 January 2020.

Published: 29 November 2019

Termination of TAC SHIP distribution on 14 January 2020

Notification from Météo France

That the following BUFR products replace the alphanumeric  S[MIN]V[A-X]ii LFPW bulletins :

HEADER            DESCRIPTION
-------           ------------   
ISS[A-L]01 LFPW   BATOS AND BAROS STATIONS, HALF COMPRESSED DATA FLOW
ISS[A-L]02 LFPW   SHIP CODE 41
ISS[A-L]04 LFPW   SHIP FROM KNMI
ISS[A-L]05 LFPW   EUCAWS STATIONS

For questions regarding distribution or products please contact: gisc_support@meteo.fr

Published: 15 November 2019

Termination plan of TAC reports of SYNOP, TEMP, PILOT and CLIMAT

Notification from China Meteorological Agency

In compliance with the WMO BUFR migration plan, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) will stop the parallel dissemination of SYNOP, TEMP, PILOT and CLIMAT reports in FM TAC effective 1200 UTC, 3 December 2019.

The last FM TAC bulletins will be SMCI// BABJ 030600, SICI// BABJ 030900, US[K,L,E]CI// BABJ 030000, UP[Q,G,H]CI// BABJ 030000.

There will only be BUFR data dissemination after this date/time.

Published: 28 October 2019

Codes

Adoption of amendments to the Manual on Codes (WMO No. 306) by the fast-track procedure

In accordance with the Procedures for Maintaining Manuals and Guides (Res. 21 (Cg-17) revised by Res. 12 (EC-68)), the Secretariat sent the amendments to the Manual on Codes (WMO-No. 306), Volumes I.2 and I.3 to the focal points for codes and data presentation matters for comments.

No objections were received from the focal points to the amendments.

The President of WMO has adopted the amendments on behalf of Executive Council in accordance with the Procedures.

The date of implementation is 6 November 2019. The lists of amendments are attached to this email [Volume I.2] and [Volume I.3]

Published: 10 October 2019

Global Deterministic and Ensemble Forecast Data Provision

Notification from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

JMA was designated as RSMC for general purpose activities in global deterministic and ensemble forecast prediction. In response to the decision, JMA will start providing global deterministic and ensemble weather forecast products on 21 May 2019 [read article].

Published: 9 May 2019

Codes

Adoption of amendments to the Manual on Codes (WMO No. 306) by the fast-track procedure

In accordance with the Procedures for Maintaining Manuals and Guides (Res. 21 (Cg-17) revised by Res. 12 (EC-68)), the Secretariat sent on 19 February 2019 the amendments to the Manual on Codes (WMO-No. 306) to the focal points for codes and data presentation matters for comments.

No objections were received from the focal points to the amendments.

The President of WMO has adopted the amendments on behalf of Executive Council in accordance with the Procedures.

The date of implementation is 15 May 2019. The amendments are available from: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/WMOCodes/WMO306_vI2/VolumeI.2.html

Published: 3 May 2019

Codes

Adoption of amendments to the Manual on Codes (WMO No. 306) between CBS sessions

In accordance with the Procedures for Maintaining Manuals and Guides (Res. 21 (Cg-17)), and as approved by the president of CBS, the WMO letter No. 03075/2019/OBS/WIS/DRMM/DRC (EnFrRuSpAr) dated 18 February 2019, including draft amendments to the Manual on Codes, was circulated to all WMO Members for comments.

The Secretariat has received no disagreements on the draft in the letter. The amendments are therefore approved in accordance with the Procedures.

The president of CBS has agreed to notify all WMO Members and EC members of the adoption through the WWW Operational Newsletter in accordance with the Procedures.

The implementation date of amendments is 6 November 2019.

Published: 23 April 2019

Volume D - Information for Shipping

METAREA XIV - Oceanic region

Notification from MetService New Zealand

Effective 30 April 2019 METAREA XIV will change its broadcast time for the oceanic region. The synopsis and forecast for the southern region will now be broadcast at the same time as the remaining METAREA XIV high seas forecasts at 0930 UTC and 2130 UTC instead of at 0330 UTC and 1530 UTC [see link].

Published: 20 March 2019
Notification from Servicio Meteorológico de la Armada de Chile
Published: 7 March 2019

Termination of TAC reports of drifting buoys from Japan

Notification from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

The ASCII messages of FM18 BUOY for JMA drifting buoys distributed under the WMO headers:

SSVB[01-19] RJTD will cease on 6 March 2019.

IOB[A-D,I-L]1[1-3] RJTD is available for JMA drifting buoys in BUFR format.

Published: 12 February 2019

GTS regulatory or guidance material

Allocation of data designators CCCC for use in abbreviated headings of meteorological messages

Effective immediately include the following new CCCC designators for use in the abbreviated heading T1T2A1A2ii CCCC:

  • Location indicator: EUMR
  • Location name: EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)

 

  • Location indicator: EUMT
  • Location name: EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
Published: 22 January 2019