There is one SADIS satellite receiving station located at Skopje Airport, capable to receive NWP model products from London WAFC.The most important products in use are WAFC Significant Weather Charts and WAFC Upper Wind & Upper Air Temperature Charts.

WAFC Significant Weather Charts

WAFC Significant Weather Charts are forecasts of significant weather phenomena (thunderstorms, squall lines, turbulence, icing, clouds, convergence zones, frontal systems, jetstreams and volcanic ash), prepared by a World Area Forecast Centre (WAFC).

These charts are issued four times a day for fixed validity times of 00.00, 06.00, 12.00 and 18.00 UTC and this for high levels (between flight levels 250 to 630) and medium levels (between flight levels 100 to 250). The different weather phenomena are indicated on the charts with their international symbols.

 

 

WAFC Upper Wind & Upper Air Temperature Charts

WAFC Upper Wind & Upper Air Temperatures Charts are forecasts of upper winds and upper-air temperatures (for flight levels 50, 100, 140, 180, 240, 300, 340, 390 and 450) and for maximum winds & tropopause heights and temperatures, prepared by a World Area Forecast Centre (WAFC).

These charts are issued four times a day and are valid for 6, 12, 18, 24, 30 and 36 hours after the time of the synoptic data (00.00, 06.00, 12.00 and 18.00 UTC) on which the forecasts are based.