Decoded British Isles SYNOP weather reports

Weather data for 2016Jul28-21Z 
Year Mon Da ZZ Site  N dd ff VV  temp  dewp   mslp  ptendency ww WW  Rain H  maxT  minT  Tg sss* GG GGh ffu
2016 Jul 28 21 03604 / 25 09 70  15.9  15.1 1011.3  +0.0 S    // //                                     kn  AWS Milford Haven
Year Mon Da ZZ Site  N dd ff VV  temp  dewp   mslp  ptendency ww WW  Rain H  maxT  minT  Tg sss* GG GGh ffu

AWS in place name - Automatic Weather Station (different ww codes)

Year - year
Mon - month
Da - day of month
ZZ - observation time (GMT)
Site - WMO site number
N - cloud cover (oktas, 9=obscured)
dd - wind direction (deg)
ff - wind speed (see ffu)
VV - visibility (code)
temp - air temperature (C)
dewp - dew point (C)
mslp - mean sea level pressure (mb)
ptendency - 3-hour pressure change (mb) and tendency
ww - current weather (code)
ww - current weather (AWS)(code)
WW - past weather (code)
Rain - total precipitation (mm)
H - 1: 6h precipitation measurement; 2: 12h precipitation measurement
maxT - maximum temperature (C)
minT - air minimum temperature (C)
Tg - grass minimum temperature (C)
sss - sunshine for the previous day (h)
GG - maximum wind gust
GGh - period of gust; 10minutes or W1W2 period
ffu - wind units; m/s or kn.

See here for summary details of the month so far.


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