TAF translation incorrect
thompsonbry last edited by Marienka
Love the app. Noticed this inconsistency in the TAF translation today.
KBFI 311227Z 3112/0112 VRB03KT P6SM OVC024
FM311800 29006KT P6SM SCT030 BKN200
FM312200 29006KT P6SM FEW110 BKN200
FM010600 18006KT P6SM BKN200 - 3h 34m
The last line is translated as from Wednesday, but April 1st is Monday.
Issued 3h 36m ago - all times local
From Saturday 5:00 till 5:00 next day:
Wind variable 3kt. Clouds overcast 2400ft.
From Saturday 11:00:
Wind 290° 6kt. Clouds scattered 3000ft, broken 20000ft.
From Saturday 15:00:
Wind 290° 6kt. Clouds few 11000ft, broken 20000ft.
From Wednesday 23:00:
Wind 180° 6kt. Clouds broken 20000ft.
Gkikas LGPZ last edited by
You are (almost) right. April 1st is Sunday!
The last part of TAF (FM010600 18006KT P6SM BKN200)
must be translated "from Sunday 1st 06:00 UTC ..." and, as your location has 7 hrs difference of UTC ... must be (in your local time) : "from Saturday 31, 23:00 ....".
In general, as TAFs are prepared for aviation needs and aviation uses UTC time,
I don't think that TAFs must be "translated" in local time.
This will be fixed in future