TAF translation incorrect



  • 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.

    TAF
    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.



  • @thompsonbry
    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.


  • Administrator

    This will be fixed in future


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