Availability of Weather Products

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Availability of Weather Products
MetFlight GA and MetFlight Commercial
VOLMET Broadcasts

Availability of Weather Products

Meteorological Product or Service Available From *
AD QNH
Aerodrome QNH forecast
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
ARFOR
Area Forecast
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
BWR
Basic Weather Report
Various aircraft operators and ground support agents and organizations where METAR, SPECI and METAR AUTO reports are not available.
GRIB (Gridded Binary)
Grid Point Forecast
MetService
Hi-Level SIGWX
High Level Significant Weather Forecast
MetService
MetJet
Medium or Mid-Level SIGWX
Medium (Mid) Level Significant Weather Forecast
MetService
MetJet
MSL ANAL and MSL PROG
Mean Sea Level Analysis and Mean Sea Level Prognosis
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
METAR and SPECI
Aerodrome reports
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
METAR AUTO MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
RAPIC
Radar picture (image)
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
ROFOR
Route Forecast
MetService
MetJet
SATPIX
Satellite Picture
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
SIGMET MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
ATS Unit
TAF
Aerodrome Forecast
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
Takeoff and Landing Reports ATS Unit
TREND
Landing Forecast
MetFlight GA
MetFlight Commercial
MetJet
VAA & VAG
Volcanic Ash Advisory and
Volcanic Ash Graphic
MetService
VOLMET Regular broadcasts (see below)
WIND/TEMP forecast
Wind and Temperature forecast
MetService
MetJet

* Note:  Information about how to contact the organizations listed in this column and a description of the services listed are provided here.

 

MetFlight GA and MetFlight Commercial

Summary of Features, Products and Functions as at 13 April 2015

Product MetFlight GA MetFlight Commercial
NZ SIGWX (Brief Situation Statement) Yes Yes
NZ SIGWX (Detailed Situation Statement with a list of aerodromes to watch) No Yes
Thunderstorm (TS) outlook (Graphical TS prediction for NZ) No Yes
ARFORs – Number of Areas 17 17
TAFs – Number of Locations 34 34
METAR/METAR AUTO – Number of Locations
(at aerodromes)
39 39
AWS Observations (not located at
aerodromes) – Number of locations
2 74*
SIGMETS – NZ and Auckland Oceanic FIRs (NZZC and NZZO) Yes Yes
Auto Weather Station selection map
- non-airport AWS
No Yes
Weather Radar - Sites (9) NL, AK, BP, NP, MH, WN, CH, HK, NV NL, AK, BP, NP, MH, WN, CH, HK, NV
Weather Radar - Range 300 km
7.5 minute updates
No NL, AK, BP, MH, NP, WN, CH, HK, NV
Weather Radar - Range 130 km
7.5 minute updates
NL, AK, BP, NP, MH, WN, CH, HK, NV No
Weather Radar - High Resolution Images
- Range 70km. 7.5 mintue updates
No NL, AK, BP, MH, NP, WN, CH, HK, NV
Weather Radar - NZ montage - Range 300km. 7.5 minute updates No Yes
Satellite Pictures - Infrared NZ and Tasman Sea areas No
Satellite Pictures - Visible NZ and Tasman areas NZ and Tasman
areas
Satellite Pictures - High Resolution Colour, Cloud Top imagery.
NZ Area and NZ-Tasman Sea Area
No Yes
NZ High and Mid Level SIGWX Charts No Yes
Surface weather Analysis & Prognosis charts. Low resolution NZ – Tasman loop only Yes No
Surface weather Prognosis chart
High Resolution
No Yes
Surface weather Analysis chart
High Resolution
No Yes
Cloud Forecast - 3 day Low Cloud F/cst Yes Yes
Cloud Forecast - 3 day Mid Cloud F/cst No Yes
Rain Forecast - 3 day rain forecast Yes Yes
Webcams (17) No HN, RO, AP, PM, PP, MS, RHS, WN-N,
WN-S, NS, WB, TU, MC-NW, MC-SSE, QN, DN, NV (1)

 

(1) HN (Hamilton), RO (Rotorua), AP (Taupo), PM (Palmerston North), PP (Paraparaumu), MS (Masterton), RHS (Rimutaka Hill Summit), WN-N (Wellington North), WN-S (Wellington South),
NS (Nelson), WB (Woodbourne), TU (Timaru), MC-NW (Mt Cook-Northwest), MC-SSE (Mt Cook-South, Southeast), QN (Queenstown), DN (Dunedin), NV (Invercargill).

* Refer to AWS map and  list of AWS locations

Functions MetFlight GA MetFlight Commercial
Login – User Name & Password Yes Yes
Online Help Yes Yes
ARFOR selection by clicking on ARFOR map Yes Yes
ARFOR selection by typing ARFOR name in a selection box Yes Yes
TAF, METAR, METAR AUTO, AWS selection by clicking on ARFOR map area Yes Yes
TAF, METAR, METAR AUTO selection by typing TAF, METAR name in selection box Yes Yes
METAR AUTO availability Every 30 minutes Every 30 minutes
Other AWS reports - selection by clicking on location dots on map No Yes

Looping of graphics
- Radar images
- Satellite pictures,
- Surface weather prognosis charts
- Surface weather analysis charts
- SIGWX charts


Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Selecting individual charts
- Surface weather prognosis charts
Surface weather analysis charts
Mid or High level SIGWX charts

No
No
No

Yes
Yes
Yes

Printing of graphics
- Radar images
- Satellite pictures
- Surface weather analysis Charts
- Surface weather prognosis Charts
- Mid or High level SIGWX charts


(1)
(1)
No
(1)
No

(1)
(1)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Viewing of multiple graphics on screen Yes Yes
Link to Airways NZ IFIS Yes Yes
Access to ICAO updates Yes Yes
Not compatible with Firefox Reduced functionality Reduced functionality
Compatible with Internet Explorer Full functionality Full functionality

(1)           The graphics in MetFlight GA are intended for viewing on a PC screen. However, most of the graphics can be printed but the quality will be poor and some data visible on a PC screen will not be included in a printed version.

(2)           The surface weather charts (Anals and Progs) in MetFlight Commercial can be printed normally and will be of good quality. However, all of the other graphics in MetFlight Commercial are intended mainly for viewing on a PC screen. As noted in (1) above, these graphics can be printed, but the quality will be poor and some data visible on the PC screen will not be included in a printed version.

 

VOLMET Broadcasts - Content and Schedule

Name of Station Frequency
(kHz)
Broadcast Period Hours of Service Aerodromes
Included
Contents and
Format of
Reports and Forecasts
Auckland 6679
8828
13282
H+20-25 H24 Auckland
Christchurch
Wellington
Nadi
Faleolo*
Noumea
Rarotonga*
Tahiti

METAR, SPECI, TREND

Nadi
Noumea
TAF
Auckland 6679
8828
13282
H+50-55 H24 Auckland
Christchurch
Wellington
Nadi
Faleolo*
Noumea
Pago Pago*
Tahiti
METAR, SPECI, TREND
Auckland
Christchurch
TAF

* No TREND

VOLMET broadcasts will not exceed five minutes. Cloud types, except CB will not be included. Temperature and QNH information will not be included in VOLMET TAF. Reference to the need to amend the current TAF will not be included in VOLMET trend-type landing forecast. As a result of automation, the VOLMET will not include METAR remarks or recent weather.

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