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NAME

       metar - demo METAR utility for FlightGear

SYNOPSIS

       metar -h | --help | [-v | --verbose] [-e elevation | --elevation elevation] [-r | --report
       | -c | --command-line] <list of ICAO airport IDs or METAR strings>

DESCRIPTION

       metar  is  a  demo  utility  for  FlightGear  that  retrieves  a  METAR  (encoded  weather
       information)  for  one or more given airports from the Internet and displays it in a user-
       readable form. Optionally, it can also print the command-line arguments required to  start
       fgfs(1) at the current time and with the weather conditions in effect.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Display usage information and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Display debugging information while performing the required operation.

       -e elevation, --elevation elevation
              Set the airport elevation to elevation meters.

       -r, --report
              Print the weather information on the screen in a user-readable form.

       -c, --command-line
              Print  the  command-line arguments required to start FlightGear at the current time
              and with the weather conditions in effect.

EXIT STATUS

       metar exits with 0 on success, with 1 if the syntax of the command-line arguments is wrong
       or an error occurs.

ENVIRONMENT

       HTTP_PROXY
           Specifies the HTTP proxy to use. Must be in the form http://host:port/.

EXAMPLE

       Print the current weather information for KSFO and KOAK:

           $ metar KSFO KOAK

       Print  the  current  weather  information  for KSFO, as well as the command line arguments
       required to start FlightGear with the weather conditions in effect:

           $ metar -c KSFO -r KSFO

       Print the given METAR string as a user-readable weather report:

           $ metar "LOWL 161500Z 19004KT 160V240 9999 FEW035 SCT300 29/23 Q1006 NOSIG"

SEE ALSO

       fgfs(1),  the  FlightGear  wiki  "Weather   reports"   page   ⟨http://wiki.flightgear.org/
       Weather_reports⟩