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Weather phenomena intensity

+ heavy
moderate
- light

2

MI

shallow

3

BC

patches

4

FZ

freezing

5

DR

low drifting

6

SH

showers

7

DZ

drizzle

8

RA

rain

9

GS

small hail/snow pellets

10

GR

hail

11

SN

snow

12

SG

snow grains

13

BR

mist

14

FG

fog

15

HZ

haze

16

FU

smoke

17

VA

volcanic ash

18

DU

dust

19

SA

sand

20

SQ

squalls

21

PO

dust/sand whirls

22

FC

funnel cloud / tornado / water spout

23

SS

sandstorm

24

DS

duststorm

25

082200Z

8th of the month, 2200 UTC time

26

NIL

missing report

27

surface wind - METAR report

- direction of the wind in degrees true
- wind gusts in kts followed by G (only if gusts exceeded 10kts)
- wind speed followed by knots

28

150V210

wind direction variable between 150 and 210 degrees true (wind variability needs to be variable then more than 60 degrees true)

29

VRB02KT

used when wind direction is variable and speed is less than 3kts

30

visibility - METAR report

no unit required up to 9999m, if above then the unit KM is used