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What does BR mean in METAR?

What does BR mean in METAR?

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METAR Code Description
BR Mist or light fog
MIFG More or less continuous shallow fog
VCTS Vicinity thunderstorm
VIRGA Virga or precipitation not hitting ground

What is Br in aviation weather?

Mist
Obscuration. BR Mist (Foggy conditions with visibilities greater than 5/8 statute mile) FG Fog (visibility 5/8 statute mile or less) FU Smoke.

What does M01 mean on a METAR?

Temperature. Temperature and dew point are always stated in degrees Celsius in a METAR or TAF. 02/M01 means that the temperature is 36 °F and the dew point is 30 °F.

Is BR a mist?

The abbreviation for a condition of mist is BR on METAR and TAF reports.

What is the difference between BR and FG?

Mist shall be coded as BR; fog shall be coded as FG; smoke shall be coded as FU; volcanic ash shall be coded as VA; widespread dust shall be coded as DU; sand shall be coded as SA; and haze shall be coded as HZ.

Why is mist BR on a METAR?

It’s used on traffic signs in France. Looked up the difference: brouillard is used when visibility is less than 1 km, brume is for visibility between 1 and 5 km. “brume” is more used for mist while “brouillard” would be more often translated as fog (which would have reduced visibility).

How do I read METAR codes?

The first two digits are the date, the 16th of the month, and the last four digits are the time of the METAR, which is always given in coordinated universal time (UTC), otherwise known as Zulu time. A “Z” is appended to the end of the time to denote that the time is given in Zulu time (UTC) as opposed to local time.

How do I read METAR data?

Are Metars magnetic or true?

Is the wind magnetic or true in the METAR/TAF reports? METAR winds are true and ATIS winds are magnetic, except Digital ATIS.