Consultation - Auto METARs

Letter of Consultation on proposed use of AUTO METARs for the production of TAFs and LAFS in the UK.

This letter sets out the proposed policy on the use of AUTO METARs and how they will be used to initiate TAF production. TAFs will be able to be produced from AUTO METARs as of 7 November 2007 following the implementation of Amendment 74 to Annex 3.

The CAA invites comments on the proposed changes to the use of AUTO METARs and their use to initiate production of TAFs and LAFs.

Consultation Details
Status: Open
Start Date: 7 August 2007
Closing Date: 5 October 2007
Final Documents:
  • Comments Log
  • Consultation Documents:
  • Letter of Consultation
  • Letter of Consultation dated 31st May 2007. Implementation of Amendment 74 to ICAO Annex 3 in the UK.
  • Contact Details:
    Submissions: Comments to be returned by post to: Colin Hord, Deputy Head, UK Meteorological Authority, Directorate of Airspace Policy, K6G1, CAA House, 45 - 59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE Or by e-mail: