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  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield
  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield

    In Charts & Data, Current Weather, there seems to be most UK airports listed. Could Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster and Sheffield, be included, please.

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

    Hi graham, thats the new one isn't it.. I can add it, but only if I can find out the Metar code for it (starts eg__) do you know it?

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  • Location: Leicester City Centre (Home) Ashby-De-La-Zouch (Work)
  • Location: Leicester City Centre (Home) Ashby-De-La-Zouch (Work)

    The ICAO code for Doncaster is EGCN :)

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  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield
  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield
    Hi graham, thats the new one isn't it.. I can add it, but only if I can find out the Metar code for it (starts eg__) do you know it?

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    Thanks Paul. I'm afraid I don't know what a Metar code is :-)

    I could ring and ask them.

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

    Lol, welcome aboard by the way graham :)

    Give me 24-48 hrs to get it on the site, so fingers crossed it'll be there by the weekend :)

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  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield
  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield

    Mistral 38, thanks. I know Rotherham very well. I have added my location to my profile.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    hi Mistral

    look at my web site its about 3 miles from the runway!

    I have given the ICAO code sometime ago but to repeat its EGCN

    regards

    John

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    HI Graham and john, Graham I'm also new on the boards but its nice to have someone on who lives to my SSw . Thats where all our weather usually comes from so owt of interest in the future you can let me know prior.

    Regards.

    Hi john just Gonna have a look at your site now.

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    Graham that is absoloutley fantastic , its a thing i can only dream about. All i have is a remote sensor hanging out of a window on a North facing wall. Its about 6ft off the ground, it relays temperature to my £50 indoorweather station.

    God im so envious.

    I'll be clicking on your site many times now to see the variations

    regards . :)

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    ermm,

    Graham,

    is that who you mean??

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    Posted
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Hi Graham

    *waves from across the pond*

    and Mistral

    *waves from over the hill*

    Have to agree it would be nice to see the changes over distance.. thanks for that Paul..

    Johns site is great for getting an idea as to whats happening around the area and it always seems to be online... thanks for that John

    With the airport and Johns station being so close it will be interesting to see how things change during thunderstorms between the locations..

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  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield
  • Location: Halfway, Sheffield

    I would love to know how the Metar system works. I assume the data is gathered by the airports' weather stations and then relayed to a central point. Is this done by land line?

    Then it must be transmitted to interested parties, ie. incoming aircraft. Does the pilot/autopilot have to select the correct data?

    How is it received by others, eg. Net-Weather?

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  • Location: Leicester City Centre (Home) Ashby-De-La-Zouch (Work)
  • Location: Leicester City Centre (Home) Ashby-De-La-Zouch (Work)

    Metar reports are generated (automatically I believe unless there's a problem with a runway, etc) by airports all across the world.

    The latest report for East Midlands Airport is this:

    EGNX 130850Z 06017KT 020V080 9999 BKN028 10/04 Q1023

    What this shows is

    EGNX = ICAO code for East Midlands Airport

    130850Z = 13th day of the month + 08:50 Zulu hours

    06017KT= Wind Direction 060degrees, speed 17knots

    020V080 = Wind direction variable between 020degrees and 080degrees

    9999 = Visibility is 10km or more

    BKN028 = Broken cloud at 2,800ft

    10/04 = Temperature is 10c and dewpoint is 4c

    Q1023 = QNH, Pressure is 1023hPa

    All of this information is gathered by the airport and the computer automatically generates what's known as ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service), this is an automatic reading of the report in human form (Sounds a bit like the speech thing on your computer) which is then transmitted constantly, 24/7, on a certain frequency.

    When the aircraft are taking off or landing they can tune to this frequency and get the latest weather information for the airport.

    In gusty conditions Air Traffic Control will give updates on the surface wind speed/direction due to the risk of windsheer, so they'll usually keep the pilot up to date with what the wind's doing on the ground.

    As for how Net-weather get it, I imagine they're using Metar.pl which is a piece of software written in Perl which gathers all of the Metar information from every airport which uses Metar from the program maker and then changes it into readable form; such as I did above.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Location: Barnsley, England
  • Location: Barnsley, England

    Hi,

    Just found this thread and had a weew fiddle.

    Unfortunately this icao code is not being picked up on the server we get our data from.

    zilch I'm afraid. :angry:

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    Posted
  • Location: Ponteland
  • Location: Ponteland

    Dull and overcast,light to moderate rain falling with a SE breeze,temperature 8.7c,humidity 96%,barometer 1008 mb and falling.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    hi

    For those wanting to know the weather in south Yorks/north Notts area, apart from my own excellent site of course!

    The airport at Doncaster is now on the list with this site, I got an e mail from Dave a short time ago;

    http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

    regards

    John

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    And a even better site for Sheffield can be found in my sig. :):)

    Nice to see Doncaster on the list.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    cheers PIT, how is the new weather station?

    regards

    John

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
    cheers PIT, how is the new weather station?

    regards

    John

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    Finally got the tripod today so I should start the installation tomorrow after I've been looking at some sound proofing materials.

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