When you have gathered all the Met information you need, and spent time understanding the weather, then it’s a good idea to spend a little more time to build a picture of what you can expect on your flight.
If you are having trouble decoding a report or forecast, you can use our handy Met Decoder.
We have developed a tool and an app which lets you paste the coded weather into it and it provides a plain English translation for you. Great for figuring out some of those codes you don't see very often.
Once you've got everyting decoded you can then transfer the information from the reports and forecasts into a table to help show you patterns and trends.
We have developed the Planning Tables into a tool to help you collate your Met information — Met Planning Tables.
We also have a blank version if you would like to print it off and fill it in by hand.
You can use this tool to prepare for any flight. At the end you can print out your tables and take them with you.
Once you have done that, you can then move on to building the picture.
Let's look at how to create a picture of the expected weather over time, or for a flight. We’ve called it a GARFOR.