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Calendar for the operational use of the WIGOS ID

Calendar for the operational use of the WIGOS ID

by Jean-Pierre AUBAGNAC -
Number of replies: 1

Thank you Jörg, Timo and Luis for all the information provided in the webinar today.

When do we need to embed the WIGOS ID with the data in the proper descriptors (0 01 125 to 0 01 128) ?

The WIGOS ID are part of phase I, due for adoption in 2016...

Resolution 5.1(2)/2 at EC-69 could postpone this to 2019 : <<To maintain Weather Reporting (WMO-No. 9) and the associated 5-digit WMO station identifiers until the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress, when Members receive training and have sufficient time to transition to the WIGOS station identifiers;>>

Any help welcome !

In reply to Jean-Pierre AUBAGNAC

Re: Calendar for the operational use of the WIGOS ID

by Luis Filipe NUNES -

Dear Jean-Pierre, all,

Thank you for your question, and apologies for the long delay of this reply; This is the evidence that your question is relevant, because it triggered some additional discussion.

In short, we can say that  Members can start using WIGOS IDs anytime, as long as they follow the guidance, particularly the (minimum) three months advanced notification, before distributing new reports that should include both traditional station ID and WIGOS ID.

For additional guidance please refer to to the WMO circular letter on "Reporting of WIGOS Station Identifier in BUFR/CREX messages - guidelines for introducing the WIGOS Station Identifier in FM 94 BUFR and FM 95 CREX messages", which is here attached.

Best regards,

Luis (in consultation with Steve)