The 3 Types of Visibility in Metars

March, 15, 2019 by

The visibility portion of the METAR can be coded in many different ways.

Statute miles:
CYPO 150200Z AUTO 36014G23KT 1SM -SN VV013 M12/M14 A2965 RMK SLP047

Meters:
ZWWW 150100Z 08002MPS 040V200 1600 BR BKN006 M03/M05 Q1026 BECMG TL0150 1300 BR

Runway Visual Range (RVR):
KPIT 151124Z 28016G20KT 2 3/4SM R28R/2600FT TSRA OVC01OCB 18/16 A2992 RMK SLPO13 T01760158

All of the above airports are in IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions).

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More