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Veruka Salt
10th Oct 2007, 09:55
Hi everyone,

Can anyone tell what the "05" refers to in this METAR for Jakarta. I'm guessing that it's a descriptor for the reported VIS, such as "haze", but I'd appreciate any definitive answers:

WIII 100830Z 35007KT 300V030 8000 (05) FEW025 SCT120 32/24 Q1007 RMK NIL NOSIG

A web reference would be great too!

Many thanks,
VS

Check Airman
10th Oct 2007, 14:02
According to the U.S. site, the 05 appears to be 5sm visibility. Go here:

http://adds.aviationweather.gov/metars/index.php

and enter the ICAO code and hit the TRANSLATE button on the right.


8km=5sm



METAR text: WIII 101230Z 02004KT 350V050 8000 (05) FEW023 SCT120 28/24 Q1010 RMK NIL NOSIG Conditions at: WIII (SOEKARNO-HATTA I, ID) observed 1230 UTC 10 October 2007 Temperature: 28.0C (82F) Dewpoint: 24.0C (75F) [RH = 79%] Pressure (altimeter): 29.82 inches Hg (1010.0 mb) Winds: from the NNE (20 degrees) at 5 MPH (4 knots; 2.1 m/s) Visibility: 5 miles (8 km) Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL Clouds: few clouds at 2300 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 12000 feet AGL Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Veruka Salt
10th Oct 2007, 14:14
That's great . . . exactly what I was after.

Thanks for your help Check Airman.