Operational Newsletter

Operational Newsletter

on the World Weather Watch

2022

Contact: wis@wmo.int


Announcement for Arctic Dropsonde Campaign in August 2022

Notification from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

From August 5th to September 15th, CoMet Arctic campaign with Fly-overs over northern Canada and the Arctic landscape is planned. DWD will disseminate the sampled dropsonde data as UZAC99 EDZW via WIS/GTS.

If you have any questions, please contact Heike and the Team WIS/GISC Offenbach at wis@dwd.de

Published: 20 July 2022


The List of International Four Letter Location Indicators (CCCC) is Updated

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

Weather Reporting (WMO-No.9), Volume C1 - Catalogue of Meteorological Bulletins contains the meteorological bulletins for global, inter-regional and regional exchange on WIS/GTS, which has been updated on WMO Server on a weekly basis for years. The abbreviated heading (TTAAii CCCC) uniquely identifies each bulletin. The list of international four letter location indicators (CCCC) is provided in the Annex I to the Vol.C1.

Upon the requests by NMHSs and RTHs, the CCCC list is now updated to meet the requirements for data exchange. The latest version is now available here

Table. Newly added CCCC

CCCC

Location

Country Name

EKRS ROM-SAF Spire Denmark and Faroe Islands
EUMB  EUMETSAT Athens DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMD EUMETSAT St-Denis DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUME EUMETSAT Edmonton DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMH EUMETSAT Khabarovsk DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMI EUMETSAT Novosibirsk DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMK EUMETSAT Kangerlussuaq DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUML EUMETSAT Lannion DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMM EUMETSAT Maspalomas DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMN EUMETSAT Gander DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMO EUMETSAT Moscow DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMU EUMETSAT Muscat DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMV EUMETSAT Svalbard DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)
EUMY EUMETSAT Sodankylä DB Site EUMETSAT (Darmstadt)

Published: 11 July 2022


Japan Radiosonde Data from Special Surface and Marin Stations Available between 16 June and 31 August 

Notification from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

From 16 June to 31 August 2022, the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of JMA provides radiosonde data from special surface and marine stations as TEMP MOBIL and TEMP SHIP via WIS/GTS, respectively (see Table). These radiosonde observations are concentratedly performed for specific periods in southwestern Japan (125–135E, 25–35N) to clarify the generating and developing mechanisms of quasi-stationary mesoscale convective systems that cause heavy rainfall; the observed data are provided every 6 hours, and often every 3 hours or 1 hour.

Table. Japan Radiosonde Data from Special Surface and Marin Stations

Station

Format

TTAAii

CCCC

Period

Surface TEMP MOBILE U[K,S,E,L]JP 80 RJTD 16 June - 31 August*
Marine TEMP SHIP U[K,S,E,L]VB 80 RJTD 17 June - 9 July

* From 16 June to 31 August: observations will be limited to days when heavy rainfall is expected

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. KATO Teruyuki from MRI/JMA (tkato@mri-jma.go.jp).   

Published: 28 June 2022


New Bulletins of Hourly Surface Observations from NAV CANADA and the Department of National Defence in the BUFR Format Available as of 28 June 2022 

Notification from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) – Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)

ECCC will be disseminating Canadian hourly surface data (another 187 stations) as of 00UTC on 28th June 2022.

Table. Updated Hourly BUFR Data 

Data Format

TTAAii

CCCC

Parameters

BUFR

ISAA01 to ISAA05 
(EAST OF 90 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE)

ISAB01 to ISAB06  (WEST OF 90 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE)
using template TM30791

CWAO

Pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation (rain)

More information can be found here (the associated Advance Notification MetNo file). 

For additional information regarding the bulletins, please contact   (SYSTEMEDEGESTIONDESDONNEES-DATAMANAGEMENTSYSTEM@EC.GC.CA).

Published: 23 June 2022


Adoption of Amendments on Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306) by the Fast-track 

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

According to the Procedures for Amending WMO Manuals and Guides in Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306), the amendments to the Manual on Codes Volume I.2, by the fast-track procedure have been approved by the Expert Team on Data Standards and the President of the Standing Committee on Information Management and Technology (SC-IMT). The President of WMO has adopted the amendments on behalf of the Executive Council in accordance with the procedures. The implementation date of the amendments is 15 May 2022. Amendment details are available here.

The machine-readable tables of GRIB (v29), BUFR /CREX (v38), and Common Codes (v2022-05-15) are available here.

Published: 21 April 2022


Canada Hourly Surface BUFR Data Available as of 11 April 2022

Notification from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) – Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC)

In compliance with:
       - Global Basic Observing Network (GBON) temporal resolution for surface weather network requirements
       - WIGOS data exchange requirements
       - Requirements from the recently ratified WMO Unified Data Policy
       - Table Driven Code Table migration requirements and
       - National Open Data policies
ECCC will be disseminating hourly surface data operated by the NMHS as of 18UTC on 11th April 2022.

       Table. Updated Hourly BUFR Data 

Data Format

TTAAii

CCCC

Parameters

BUFR

ISAA01 to ISAA05 
(EAST OF 90 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE)

ISAB01 to ISAB06  (WEST OF 90 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE)
using template TM30791

CWAO

Pressure, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation (rain)

More information can be found here (the associated Advance Notification MetNo file).

For additional information regarding the bulletins, please contact   (SYSTEMEDEGESTIONDESDONNEES-DATAMANAGEMENTSYSTEM@EC.GC.CA).

Published: 05 April 2022


KMA's Hourly SYNOP Data (Precipitation and Snow Depth) Available as of 31 March 2022

Notification from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)

The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) plans to report hourly precipitation and snow depth observations in both BUFR and TAC format as of 00UTC, 31 March 2022.

Precipitation data has been reported in SYNOP bulletins every 6 hours in BUFR and every 12 hours in TAC, whereas snow depth data has not been reported.

However, the updated SYNOP bulletins will include hourly precipitation (TABLE 013019) and snow depth (TABLE 013013) observations from 53 surface stations in South Korea. 

Table. Updated Hourly BUFR and TAC Data for Precipitation and Snow Depth  

Data Format

TTAAii

CCCC

BUFR

IS[M,N]C01
ISIC20
using template TM307080

RKSL

TAC

SMKO[01,02]
SIKO[20,21]
SNKO[01,03]

RKSL

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Boram HEO from KMA (brheo1005@korea.kr).

Published: 24 March 2022


Meteosat-9 Data Available via WIS/GTS between 9 May and 30 June

Notification from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

EUMETSAT planned transition from Meteosat-8 to Meteosat-9 supporting the Indian Ocean data Coverage mission, to be using some additional abbreviated bulletin headers from the regions 90-180 East, with the headers of IW[FR][CGK]ii EUMG.

The IWF[CGK]ii EUMG bulletins: are all-sky radiance data from the parallel dissemination stream.
The IWR[CGK]ii EUMG bulletins: are clear sky radiance data from the parallel dissemination stream.

It is planned to be using these headers from 09/05/2022 until 30/06/2022.

Published: 11 March 2022


JMA High-Resolution Radiosonde Data from Marine Stations Available via WIS/GTS

Notification from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) 

As of March 2022, JMA begins to distribute high-resolution radiosonde data from marine stations in WMO official BUFR template TM309052 under the WMO headers IU[K,S]C8[0,1] RJTD. The current TEMP SHIP BUFR messages converted from TAC reports, distributed under the headers IUSC[40-59] RJTD, will terminate after the migration to the bulletins for the users.

                                     Table. Japan Radiosonde Data from Marin Stations / FM94 BUFR

TTAAii

CCCC

Ship Identifier

IU[K,S]C80

RJTD

JGQH(Ryofu Maru)

IU[K,S]C81

RJTD

JPBN(Keifu Maru)

IUSX40

RJTD

Others

Published: 04 March 2022


GK2A's AMV & CSR BUFR Format Changed on 21 December 2021

Notification from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) 

National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC) of the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) provides the Atmospheric Motion Vector (AMV) and Clear Sky Radiance (CSR) products derived from the observation data of Geostationary Earth Orbit-Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2A (GK2A) in the BUFR format with compressed type for GTS as follows:

  • Since 21 December 2021
  • BUFR format type: "Non-compressed type" to "Compressed type"

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. JANG Tae-kyu (denver@korea.kr) of NMSC/KMA.

Published: 18 February 2022


Sampled Dropsonde Data Available via WIS/GTS between 5 March and 15 April 2022

Notification from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

From 5 March to 15 April, High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO) airplane Fly-overs over the Arctic landscape are planned. DWD will disseminate the sampled dropsonde data as UZAC99 EDZW via WIS/GTS.

More information about HALO is available here (https://halo-ac3.de/).

Published: 09 February 2022


New Stations Available in the DBNet

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

The Direct Broadcast Network (DBNet) provides data with very low latency for short-range Numerical Weather Prediction. The following stations have been added to the DBNet in2021, and data from these stations is now available operationally on the GTS.

Station name

Country

Instruments processed

Station
operator

Processing centre

Lima

Peru

ATOVS, IASI, CrIS, ATMS

KINEIS

NOAA/CIMSS

Santiago

Chile

ATOVS, IASI

Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil

NOAA/CIMSS

Dhahran

Saudi Arabia

ATOVS, IASI, CrIS, ATMS

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

NOAA/CIMSS

Dhaka

Bangladesh

ATOVS, IASI, CrIS, ATMS

Dhaka University

NOAA/CIMSS

Lauder

New Zealand

ATOVS, IASI, CrIS, ATMS

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

NOAA/CIMSS

Table The list of new stations in DBNet

Further details regarding GTS headers are available here. DBNet is coordinated by the WMO Space Programme, overall information is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zoya Andreeva (zandreeva@wmo.int) from the Space Systems and Utilization Division at WMO Secretariat.

Published: 07 February 2022


Radio Sounding Descent Data in BUFR Format from Hungary via GTS from 15 February

Notification from Hungarian Meteorological Service (HMS)

The Hungarian Meteorological Service will disseminate the descent data from both radiosonde stations Budapest Pestszentlőrinc (WIGOS Station Identifier: 0-348-3-44562) and Szeged (WIGOS Station Identifier: 0-348-3-58117) from 15 February 2022. Radiosonde data will be reported using BUFR sequence 309056.

Published: 27 January 2022


Hourly BUFR Data from Hungary Available from 15 February

Notification from Hungarian Meteorological Service (HMS)

The Hungarian Meteorological Service has implemented an open data policy last year. As a result, hourly data from all automatic weather stations in Hungary (142 stations) will be reported from 15th February 2022. Updated hourly measurement data will be available in BUFR format in real-time. Compared to hourly SYNOP reports, the files will contain significantly more station data for much more meteorological variables. The stations will be provided by their WIGOS Station Identifier (WSI) in the data files. The code used for the file structure will be the TM 307091 template, the header will be ISAD01 HABP.

Published: 27 January 2022


NOAA Saildrone Data Now Available from GISC Offenbach

Notification from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

NOAA is providing data from Saildrones and AIS Ship data through their ERDDAP system. This data is made available by GISC Offenbach through WIS and WIS2 Pub/Sub Messaging. The required connection information and further details on the data can be found in the metadata for PID gov.noaa.pmel.saildrone.wmo (https://gisc.dwd.de/wisportal/showMetadata.jsp?xml=gov.noaa.pmel.saildrone.wmo)"

For further information, please contact wis@dwd.de. 

Published: 24 January 2022


MQP Availability of GTS Data from GISC Offenbach

Notification from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

In order to further evaluate WIS2 technologies, DWD is now making available all German WMO Essential and WMO NoLimitation GTS data using WIS2 Pub/Sub protocols. If you are interested to test and subscribe to these data feeds, please contact wis@dwd.de. 

Available protocols are MQTT3.1, MQTT5.0, and AMQP 0.9.

Please note that this service is only accessible for test purposes and does not fulfill any service level requirements as of now. Feedback on this service is very much appreciated.

Published: 24 January 2022


Adoption of Amendments on Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306) by the Fast-track Procedure

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

According to the Procedures for Amending WMO Manuals and Guides in Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306), the amendments to the Manual on Codes Volume I.2 and Volume I.3, by the fast-track procedure have been approved by the Expert Team on Data Standards and the President of the Standing Committee on Information Management and Technology (SC-IMT). The President of WMO has adopted the amendments on behalf of the Executive Council in accordance with the procedures. The implementation date of the amendments is 15 November 2021. Amendment details are available here.

The machine-readable tables of GRIB (v28), BUFR /CREX (v37), and Common Codes (v2021-11-15) are available here. The IWXXM 2021-2 schemas are available here.

Published: 22 November 2021


Stop of the Parallel Distribution of TEMP Reports in TAC 

Notification from the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) 

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) will stop the parallel dissemination of TEMP reports in the Traditional Alphanumeric Code (TAC) after 6 December 2021 1200 UTC. Following this date, the TEMP reports for radiosonde soundings from its upper air station will only be disseminated in BUFR. 

In addition, the BUFR TEMP reports (currently sent using the ID 0-20000-0-48698) will be sent using a new WIGOS Station Identifier (0-702-0-48698) to differentiate the location of the upper air station from the surface station (0-20000-0-48698).  The synoptic surface and upper air stations have traditionally shared the same WMO ID.

The changes have also been communicated to the Region V data hub.

Published: 20 October 2021


Distribution of Ground-based Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Precipitable Water Vapor data in BUFR format via GTS 

Notification from the Japan Meteorological Agency(JMA)

As of the effective date, 25 June 2020, JMA started distribution of ground-based GNSS Precipitable Water Vapor data in the BUFR sequence 3 07 022 with the file name format Z__C_RJTD_yyyyMMddhhmmss_OBS_GNSSPWV_Rjp_Ppwv_bufr4.bin.

In addition, JMA will begin to distribute the same data under the header ISXC01 RJTD in parallel on 20 October 2021. With effect from 23 March 2022, JMA will stop the parallel distribution of data. There will be no data distribution with the file name format Z__C_RJTD_yyyyMMddhhmmss_OBS_GNSSPWV_Rjp_Ppwv_bufr4.bin after this date.

Published: 05 October 2021


Stop of Previous Versions of Maritime Safety Information (WWJP25, WWJP26) 

Notification from the Japan Meteorological Agency(JMA)

On 15 December 2021, the Japan Meteorological Agency has a plan to complete a transition to improved maritime safety bulletins, WWJP27/28 RJTD (from WWJP25/26 RJTD as noticed on 15 June 2018), and strongly recommends users to refer to WWJP27/28 RJTD hereafter.

Published: 05 October 2021


New E-PROFILE Automatic Lidars and Ceilometers (ALC) Data Available 

Notification from the Met Office (United Kingdom)

Starting from 24 August 2021, Met Office will exchange E-PROFILE Automatic Lidars and Ceilometers (ALC) data using E-PROFILE BUFR template sequence (agreed on BUFR master table 35) under the header IUXx EUOP (x="A", "D", "N"). This will initially contain attenuated backscatter and associated metadata - with remaining new descriptors set as missing pending further processing updates.

The bulletins table can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact richard.weedon@metoffice.gov.uk.

Published: 18 August 2021


Retirement of Integrated World Weather Watch Monitoring (IWM)

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

The operation of Integrated World Weather Watch Monitoring (IWM) is retired and the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) Data Quality Monitoring System(WDQMS) has been adopted as an operational replacement. 

More information about the decision approved by the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information System First Session (Third Part) (INFCOM-1 (III)) can be found here (Decision 22/INFCOM-1).

Published: 20 July 2021


New Location and Procedures for Volume C1 and METNO

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

The WMO Secretariat will migrate the WMO FTP server to a cloud service on 14 July 2021. This migration impact on the users will be as follows:

  • Submission of Advanced Notifications (ANs) for the publication of METNO can only be done using SFTP (SCP, SSH File Transfer Protocol
  • Users can continue logging in with their current Username and Password to the Host sftp.wis.wmo.int. 
  • Volume C1 and the METNOs will be available from https://wis.wmo.int/operational-info/
  • FTP and FTPS will no longer be supported after the migration
  • Access to Volume C1 and the METNO notifications will no longer be provided via (anonymous) FTP.

Testing
Users can test if they can connect to the new environment by logging in to the Host “sftp.wis.wmo.int” with the sftp protocol and their current Username and Password. The files in the environment will be replaced with the content of the current WMO FTP server when the service is launched operationally.

Support
Please feel free to contact the WIS team using wis@wmo.int for questions.

Others
Fingerprints of SFTP keys:

  • RSA: 4096 SHA256:TFlU52/ZflKrkn0uKac2REtvzLbyKOxQL4qb2YOVQjY env-5101396.jcloud-ver-jpc.ik-server.com (RSA)
  • ED25519: 256 SHA256:lJH70bz7Gov+Fcq5exbH9bdBjbOiFkA0N7riCsmbVCs env-5101396.jcloud-ver-jpc.ik-server.com (ED25519)

Reference: SFTP clients for Linux & Windows

Published: 05 July 2021


Radio Sounding Data from Oden Available from August to Early September 2021

Notification from Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)

Vertical soundings of the atmosphere are very sparse over the central Arctic Ocean. As a part of the international Synoptic Arctic Survey research program, the Swedish research icebreaker ODEN (Call Sign: SMLQ) will navigate in the central Arctic Ocean in the sector north of Fram Strait and Greenland from August to early September 2021. Radio soundings will be released on August 1st, four times per day, at 00/06/12/18 UTC, and reported using BUFR sequence 309052.

  • IUSN41 ESWI (complete sounding)
  • IUKN41 ESWI (up to 100 hPa)

More information about the expedition can be found here: https://www.polar.se/en/expeditions/synoptic-arctic-survey-2021/

Published: 16 June 2021


Adoption of Amendments to Manual on Codes (WMO-No.306) by the Fast-track Procedure 

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

In accordance with the "Procedures for Maintaining Manuals and Guides Managed by the Commission for Basic Systems" (Resolution 21 (Cg-17)), the amendments to the Manual on Codes Volume I.2 and Volume I.3, by the fast-track procedure have been approved by the Expert Team on Data Standards and the President of the Standing Committee on Information Management and Technology (SC-IMT). The President of WMO has adopted the amendments on behalf of the Executive Council in accordance with the procedures. The proposed implementation date of the amendments is 15 June 2021. 

The machine-readable tables of GRIB (v27), BUFR /CREX (v36), and Common Codes (v2021-06-15) are available for pre-operational use, and links to the downloadable zip files are posted to https://community.wmo.int/activity-areas/wmo-codes/manual-codes/latest-version. For more details, the amendments are posted at https://community.wmo.int/wis-manuals.

Published: 28 April 2021


New Aircraft-Based Observations -- Profile Product Messages from E-AMDAR Aircraft

Notification from the Met Office (United Kingdom)

Within the EUMETNET Aircraft Based Observations Programme (E-ABO Programme, formerly known as the E-AMDAR Programme), a profile product has been developed. This will allow users of the data from E-AMDAR equipped aircraft, the capability to receive a full aircraft profile (ascent or descent) message. This message provides all single-level observations from the profile in one message using the BUFR Template “3 11 012 “.

With effect from 0900 UTC Tuesday 4 May 2021, Met Office (EGRR) will be distributing these data messages on the GTS under the header IUOx01 EGRR (x="A", "B", "C", "D", "E","F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L).

If any further information is required, please contact the EUMETNET Aircraft Based Observations (E-ABO) Technical Co-ordinator: (stewart.taylor@metoffice.gov.uk)

Published: 22 April 2021

New Updates to Volume C1 Publishing Procedure

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

The publication of Volume C1, on hold since August 2020, is continuing from April 12 2021. The latest update to Volume C1 contains all the changes submitted since the last update in August 2020 and is now available here (in zip, XML, txt format). With the new publication procedure, which has been automated, the following changes apply:

  1.  The production of the “.exe” format has been discontinued.
  2. The Volume C1 is sorted using the following column sort order: "Region","RTH","Country","Centre","TTAAii","CCCC","CodeForm","TimeGroup","Content","Remarks","Date".
  3. All Volume C1 fields are fully quoted using ‘"’.
  4. GitHub repository has been created to track the changes to the text version of Volume C1 and will be updated together with the regular WMO FTP server.

All Members, especially RTHs, are requested to check Volume C1 and submit corrections using Advanced Notifications via the WMO FTP server if needed.

Published: 12 April 2021

WMO Essential Tropical Cyclone Tracks from 06/18 UTC Forecast Cycles Release Date and BUFR Template Update

Notification from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

ECMWF will make available Tropical Cyclone tracks from the 06/18 UTC forecast cycles as WMO essential products on the 11th of May 2021 06UTC cycle as part of the 47r2 model upgrade. In addition, all TC tracks BUFR files, including those from the 00/12 UTC forecast cycles, will use WMO BUFR tables version 35.

Further details and how to access test files are provided at https://confluence.ecmwf.int/display/FCST/Update+to+Tropical+Cyclone+tracks

Published: 29 March 2021

METNO Messages Issues Resolved

Notification from the WMO Secretariat

Emission of MetNo messages was interrupted in August 2020 due to processing issues at the Secretariat. The production of METNO has restarted regularly and past notifications have been sent on the GTS and are also available here.

Published: 10 February 2021

Extension of the Forecast Range in JMA's Global Deterministic Forecast Data for NMHSs

Notification from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

The forecast range for the 00 UTC initial in JMA’s Global Spectral Model (GSM) will be extended from 132 to 264 hours on 17 February 2021. Information on related specifications and real-time product distribution is available at https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/NMHS/JMA_RSMC.html#Deterministic.

Published: 5 January 2021

ECMWF Released WMO Essential, WMO Additional Products and Will Discontinue the ACMAD Feed

Notification from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts(ECMWF)

As of 3 Sept 2020, ECMWF released WMO essential products (publicly available) and additional products (available to NMHS of WMO countries) from the 06/18 UTC forecast cycles. In addition, four new surface fields previously available to ACMAD have now been released as WMO additional products. The ACMAD feed will be discontinued from the DCPC interface on 13 Jan 2021  (12UTC run).

The WMO essential tropical cyclone trajectories from the 06 and 18 UTC forecast cycles are released in test mode. Products are available from the ECMWF DCPC interface.

Further details are provided here.

Published: 22 December 2020

Stop of Parallel Dissemination of German SHIP Reports in FM13 TAC

Notification from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

As already announced in a previous article of this Operational Newsletter, Deutscher Wetterdienst will stop the parallel dissemination of German SHIP reports in FM13 TAC (Traditional Alphanumeric Code, ASCII) by the 19th January 2021. There will be no TAC FM13 data dissemination after this date.

All observational SHIP reports are available in FM94 BUFR code. Should you miss any data in BUFR, please contact DWD at wis@dwd.de

Published: 15 December 2020