METAR reports describe the actual weather conditions at an aerodrome and its vicinity by reporting the following elements:

- Surface wind direction and speed / variations / gusts

- Visibility

- RVR when applicable

- Present weather

- Cloud amount and cloud base or vertical visibility

- Air and dew point temperature

Air pressure (QNH)

METAR reports are regularly issued for Skopje and Ohrid airports (every 1/2 hour).

An example of METAR report for Skopje airport:issued on 20.12.2010 at 13.00 UTC:

LWSK 201300Z 00000KT 1300 R34/1400N BR FEW003 SCT100 03/02 Q1015 NOSIG=

 

There are synoptic observations and SYNOP reports are disseminated on regular bases, every 3 hours. Those data are used for weather analyses and climatological analyses as well.

An example of SYNOP report issued on 22.12.2010 at 06.00 UTC

13586 31530 80000 10036 20029 39821 40218 53002 71022 886//
      333 20029 88715=