TAF/METAR - What website do you recommend for latest Wx?

Richard Wynn
Moderator
Community Manager
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1 year ago
My goto for TAF/METAR Wx was http://prepareforvfr.com/en/meteo.html , which has sadly gone away..

What I’m looking for is realtime METAR/TAF  – doesnt have to be fancy, just enter the ICA code and get back the raw string and parsed information

So, what is everyone using to get the weather conditions at their destination airport?

cheers
Richard Wynn
Moderator
Community Manager
Elite Plus Member
1 year ago
Hmmm… already found what I was looking for.   

Windy.Com  includes Metar, Terminal Airport Forecast, plus various perspectives on regional conditions  (thunderstorms, snow etc)

Vienna (LOWW), for example:    https://www.windy.com/LOWW?rain,48.109,15.474,8
1 year ago
I like to look at this site to check real aviation weather – https://www.aviationweather.gov/metar/data/ (e.g. this one is for KJFK https://www.aviationweather.gov/adds/metars/index?submit=1&station_ids=KJFK&chk_metars=on&hoursStr=2&std_trans=translated_ I pretty much use that site to get latest updates. But I guess its restricted to airports only, if you want something in the middle like a VOR or so you will need to look at some local weather stations.

On a side note, I love the site Windy.com, one of my friend at work showed me the site, I loved to track it for personal weather stuff too, especially to check the flow of the artic breeze coming down south :)

Cheers!
Vincent
Pascal
Chief Operations Officer
Content Manager
Community Manager
1 year ago
Hi, 

Some more useful links regarding this, allmetsat also provides METAR's and TAF (including decoding) for most weather stations. Winds aloft can be sourced from the NOAA, as well as the aforementioned windy. I usually source country-specific weather reports and forecasts from said country's national weather service, and these are usually worth a look as well. NOTAM's can be sourced from the FAA.

Regards,

Pascal
1 year ago
Hi guys,

Very good website for weather in general (including aviation weather) is https://www.windy.com/ 
It gives WX, NOTAMS live weather radar picture and predictions.
I’ve tested in many many times and it’s very accurate on period -4 DAYS.

Regards
Ivan
Riad Mohamed
Community Manager
1 year ago
Also if you use ActiveSky, you can go to “Conditions” tab then enter the airport of your arrival, advance the time bar (down at the bottom) to your arrival time and you can see the expected winds and metar at that time.
Also the briefing page is quite handy, if you insert your flightplan to ActiveSky then check the breifing and scroll down to the arrival section, it will tell you the expected metar, TAF and even the expected runway at the arrival airport given the weather conditions and your aircraft category.
1 year ago
Hi,

I use and recommend free mobile app Airmate ( which includes worldwide AD charts and METARs )
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aero.airmate.airmate

Regards,
Jakub

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