Airport Weather Briefing

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The Airport Weather Briefing (AWB) is a plain language description of the TAF.

The AWB:

  • contains a summary of the TAF
  • gives a more detailed description of the possible hazards (including thunderstorms, fog, and other visibility reductions), and the corresponding probabilities
  • considers only the weather hazards within the terminal airspace (TMA).

AWBs are provided for:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Darwin (wet season only)
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney.

AWB are issued within 30 minutes of the routine 06Z and 18Z issue TAF but are not amended or updated once issued. For operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.

IDS40588
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

ADELAIDE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0230 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

ADELAIDE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YPAD 131717Z 1318/1500
VRB03KT CAVOK
FM140200 23010KT CAVOK
FM141000 14005KT CAVOK
FM141400 VRB03KT CAVOK
RMK
T 12 11 17 20 Q 1022 1023 1024 1022

TAF SUMMARY:
A ridge of high pressure is bringing clear and settled conditions
throughout the forecast period. Light and variable winds this
morning before the seabreeze is forecast to return in the middle of
the day, winds turning southeasterly in the evening. 

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 36NM RADIUS):
Nil.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
Nil.


ADELAIDE OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  22
Tuesday:   Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  22
Wednesday: Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  22

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDQ43999
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

BRISBANE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0300 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

BRISBANE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YBBN 131702Z 1318/1500
20006KT 9999 FEW030
FM140100 04009KT 9999 FEW035
FM141200 35005KT 9999 FEW030
FM141500 20006KT 9999 FEW030
RMK
T 18 19 24 25 Q 1021 1022 1024 1022

TAF SUMMARY:
No precipitation forecast.  SSW winds forecast to turn NE this
afternoon and then turn SSW again overnight.

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 30NM RADIUS):
Nil.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
Nothing significant comes to mind

BRISBANE OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  28
Tuesday:   Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  29
Wednesday: Shower or two.                 City MAX:  28

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDD40330
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory

DARWIN AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0230 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

DARWIN TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YPDN 131709Z 1318/1500
09005KT 9999 FEW030
FM140000 09012KT 9999 FEW035
FM140600 05007KT CAVOK
FM141600 10007KT 9999 SCT025
RMK
T 27 26 28 32 Q 1010 1012 1014 1012

TAF SUMMARY:
A mid-level low-pressure system well to the northwest continues
tracking westwards through the Timor Sea, and as it does so
conditions are likely to remain relatively stable. Winds at the
surface are broadly easterly, strengthening throughout the day with
a NE'ly seabreeze likely to reach the aerodrome this afternoon. The
chance of convective activity remains low.

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 40NM RADIUS):
1318-1400Z: 10% chance over water.
1418-1500Z: 10% chance over water.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
20% chance of weak INTER conditions in showers 1417-1422Z.

DARWIN OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  34
Tuesday:   Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  35
Wednesday: Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  33

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDV42903
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

MELBOURNE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0300 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

MELBOURNE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YMML 131705Z 1318/1500
35005KT 9999 SCT020
FM140100 20005KT 9999 SCT030
FM141200 33008KT 9999 SCT045
RMK
T 10 10 17 19 Q 1023 1023 1024 1022

TAF SUMMARY:
A high pressure system situated over the Bight moves slowly to the
east with a ridge of high pressure extending over northern Victoria.
This continues to bring cool and stable conditions over the state
with light northerly local winds persisting through Sunday morning.
Winds will then shift south to southwesterly in the afternoon Sunday
as the day warms and cloud bases lift, and winds will remain
southwesterly until after sunset. Sunday evening will see overnight
northerly winds return.

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 30NM RADIUS):
Nil.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- Slight chance of low cloud with bases below HAM at the aerodrome
between 13 1800Z and 13 2200Z
- Slight chance of 2000FT cloud remaining until 14 0200Z
- Slight chance of wind changes occurring up to an hour before
indicated
- Moderate chance of wind swinging to 170 degrees between 14 0100Z
and 14 0900Z. Wind averages are expected to remain below 10kts

MELBOURNE OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  21
Tuesday:   Shower or two.                 City MAX:  19
Wednesday: Shower or two.                 City MAX:  17

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDW40100
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

PERTH AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0100 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

PERTH TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YPPH 131706Z 1318/1500
11010KT CAVOK
FM140400 23014KT CAVOK
FM141600 10010KT CAVOK
RMK
T 13 14 17 25 Q 1020 1020 1022 1022

TAF SUMMARY:
Fine conditions are forecast throughout the TAF period. Currect
conditions are light E'lies, with a sea breeze forecast by noon on
Sunday. Winds are expected to ease and tend E'ly overnight,
continuing into Monday morning.

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 36NM RADIUS):
- Nil. 

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- Light smoke haze in the area; significant visibility reductions
are not expected.

PERTH OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Sunny.                         City MAX:  29
Tuesday:   Sunny.                         City MAX:  32
Wednesday: Sunny.                         City MAX:  33

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDN42903
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

SYDNEY AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 1700Z on the 13/04/2024 [0300 on the 14/04/2024 LOCAL]

SYDNEY TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YSSY 131707Z 1318/1500
30006KT 9999 SCT030
FM140000 13008KT 9999 FEW040
FM140400 07012KT 9999 FEW040
FM140800 04008KT CAVOK
FM141200 30006KT CAVOK
RMK
T 17 18 22 23 Q 1021 1022 1023 1021

TAF SUMMARY:
Fine conditions likely through the forecast period with westerly
katabatic winds overnight and SE to NE winds from late morning and
into the afternoon. 

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 45NM RADIUS):
40% chance in eastern TMA from 1318-1400Z
20% chance in western TMA from 1402Z with 10% chance within 5NM of
YSSY between 1404-1408Z
40% chance in eastern TMA from 1410Z to 1418Z

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
10% chance of fog between 1418-1421Z
10% chance of BKN cloud below SAM between 1418-1421Z
30% chance that winds turn SW'ly between 1321Z and 1400Z.

SYDNEY OUTLOOK:
Monday:    Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  26
Tuesday:   Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  25
Wednesday: Showers.                       City MAX:  24

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.