Weather Symbols
Symbol METAR Code Description
Dust or sand
FU VA Smoke or volcanic ash
HZ Haze
DU SA Dust or sand
BLDU BLSA Blowing dust or Blowing sand
PO Well-developed Dust/Sand whirls
VCSS Sandstorm in the vicinity
Fog or special weather
BR Mist
MIFG Shallow fog
VCTS Thunderstorm in the vicinity
VIRGA Virga
VCSH Showers in the vicinity
TS Thunderstorm
SQ Squalls
FC Funnel cloud or tornado
Blowing weather
SS Sand or dust storm
+SS Strong sand or dust storm
BLSN Blowing snow
DRSN Drifting snow
Fog
VCFG Fog in the vicinity
BCFG Patchy fog
PRFG Partial fog
FG Fog
FZFG Freezing fog
Drizzle
-DZ Light drizzle
DZ Moderate drizzle
+DZ Heavy drizzle
-FZDZ Light freezing drizzle
FZDZ +FZDZ Moderate to heavy freezing drizzle
-DZRA Light drizzle and rain
DZRA Moderate to heavy drizzle and rain
Rain
-RA Light rain
RA Moderate rain
+RA Heavy rain
-FZRA Light freezing rain
FZRA +FZRA Moderate to heavy freezing rain
-RASN Light rain and snow
RASN +RASN Moderate to heavy rain and snow
Snow and misc. frozen precipitation
-SN Light snow
SN Moderate snow
+SN Heavy snow
SG Snow grains
IC Ice crystals
PL Ice pellets
Showery precipitation
-SHRA Light rain showers
SHRA +SHRA Moderate to heavy rain showers
-SHRASN Light rain and snow showers
SHRASN +SHRASN Moderate to heavy rain and snow showers
-SHSN Light snow showers
SHSN +SHSN Moderate to heavy snow showers
-SHGR Light showers with hail
SHGR Moderate to heavy showers with hail
Thunderstorms
TSRA Thunderstorm, rain
TSGR Thunderstorm, hail
+TSRA Thunderstorm, Heavy rain
+TSGR Heavy thunderstorm with hail

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