METAR CSV Output Data Format
The output includes some statistics about the request, such as the number of
results and the time taken to fulfill the request. All data is
ordered by descending observation time. An error message is generated when
an error in the input request prevents the retrieval of data.
If a constraint parameter is missing
and a default value exists, an appropriate warning message is
produced and the default request is fulfilled. For a description of the
METAR field names, their units and types, please refer to: METAR Field Description
What is CSV format?
CSV (Comma Separated Value) is a file format used as a "pseudo standard" to
exchange data between applications. Results saved in this format can be read by
Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications.
- Where I can I find out more?
Please refer to the following links to learn more about the CSV file format:
METAR CSV Format
Statistics are reported first, followed by a header indicating which
fields are being reported. This header is helpful when importing the
report into a spreadsheet application.
- Field Parameter not used
The METAR fields are always returned in the same order, indicated
by the Metar Field Description
Each row of
METAR data is returned as a separate line and METAR fields are separated by a comma ','.
Any fields that appear to be missing are either not reported in the METAR or
were not parsed.
- Field Parameter used
The METAR fields are returned in the order indicated by the
Metar Field Description Table
except that only the requested fields will appear.
Any fields that appear to be missing are either not reported in the METAR or were not parsed.
An example of CSV output is below:
Output for METARS collected for KDEN from the past two hours:
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