INTRODUCTION

Aviation weather reports in South Africa are obtainable from the South African Weather Bureau (SAWB) either via telephone, through their internet website (www.weathersa.co.za) or by weather office at selected airports. Three types of coded message are used, each with its own identifying name:

1. METAR    –       Aviation Routine Weather Report

2. SPECI      –       Aviation Selected Special Weather Report

3. TAF  –      Aerodrome Forecasts

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