METAR XML Output Data Format
The METAR XML output has an XML schema .
- METAR fields are returned in the same order, indicated by the
METAR Field Description.
The XML element names are in lower-case, with words separated by an
The units of the field are reflected in the element name. For instance,
the element cloud_base_ft_agl indicates that for the cloudBase field,
the height of the cloud base is represented in feet (above ground level).
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, except in cases where a flight path
constraint is used. For flight path queries, data is ordered by distance
along the flight path from origin to destination
- 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
An example of XML output is below:
All METARS collected within the past 4 hours for PHTO