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.

IDS40586
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
South Australia

ADELAIDE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 0500Z on the 23/07/2024 [1430 on the 23/07/2024 LOCAL]

ADELAIDE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YPAD 230507Z 2306/2412
35015G25KT CAVOK
FM230800 02014KT CAVOK
BECMG 2400/2401 35018G32KT CAVOK
FM240900 02015G25KT CAVOK
RMK FM231700 MOD TURB BLW 3000FT TL240200
T 17 14 13 13 Q 1018 1018 1017 1015

TAF SUMMARY:
A tight NW'ly gradient is maintaining gusty winds at the aerodrome
ahead of an approaching trough. Gusts will ease around sunset before
picking up again a few hours after sunrise on Wednesday morning.
Moderate shear turbulence will effect the aerodrome for several
hours around sunrise with light surface winds and a strong low level
jet over the area.

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

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- Slight risk of gusts up to 42 knots between 230300Z and 230700Z. 
- Potential for signiificant wind shear overnight associated with
strengthening winds aloft from 231300Z.
- Low risk of gusts upto 25 knots between 231800Z to 240000Z.


ADELAIDE OUTLOOK:
Wednesday: Late shower or two.            City MAX:  20
Thursday:  Showers.                       City MAX:  15
Friday:    Shower or two.                 City MAX:  16

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
IDQ44000
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

BRISBANE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 0500Z on the 23/07/2024 [1500 on the 23/07/2024 LOCAL]

BRISBANE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YBBN 230505Z 2306/2412
10008KT CAVOK
FM230800 13008KT CAVOK
FM231000 21006KT 9999 FEW025
FM240000 13008KT 9999 SCT025
FM240300 09008KT 9999 SCT030
RMK
T 19 16 14 12 Q 1024 1025 1026 1025

TAF SUMMARY:
A high pressure system over northern NSW is bringing dry and clear
conditions to Brisbane. Winds should remain light to moderate in
strength, with SSW'ly katabatic breezes returning overnight, and SE
to E'ly breezes through the days. Heavy planned burning on Mt
Coot-tha to the west today has generated extensive smoke well away
from the airport, however there is a chance of some reduced
visibility overnight if this smoke settles in an inversion and
spreads east or northeast.

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

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- 10% chance that the wind stays south of 120 degrees throughout
Wednesday.
- 30% chance of periods of visibility reducing to about 5000m in
SMOKE overnight, 2312/2322Z.

BRISBANE OUTLOOK:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  23
Thursday:  Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  23
Friday:    Partly cloudy.                 City MAX:  25

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
Airport weather briefing (IDD40330) not available.
IDV42901
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

MELBOURNE AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 0500Z on the 23/07/2024 [1500 on the 23/07/2024 LOCAL]

MELBOURNE TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YMML 230509Z 2306/2412
01016G26KT CAVOK
BECMG 2321/2323 36020G38KT CAVOK
FM240400 01016G30KT CAVOK
RMK FM230600 MOD TURB BLW 5000FT TL231200
FM231200 SEV TURB BLW 5000FT
T 15 12 11 10 Q 1021 1020 1020 1019

TAF SUMMARY:
A high pressure system over NSW is bringing generally clear skies
and CAVOK conditions. A tight pressure gradient is leading to gusty
and turbulent conditions in the broad NW'lies and in the lee of
terrain. Moderate turbulence is expected until Tuesday night where
it will then turn severe. Gusts are expected to increase on
Wednesday morning then settle to 30 knot gusts by the afternoon.

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

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- Slight chance for the severe turbulence to start 1 hour earlier
- Moderate chance for gusts to reach 42 knots between 23 2300Z and
24 0100Z 


MELBOURNE OUTLOOK:
Wednesday: Windy. Partly cloudy.          City MAX:  16
Thursday:  Showers. Wind easing.          City MAX:  15
Friday:    Possible shower.               City MAX:  15

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

Notes: 
1.    This briefing is not amended between routine issues. For
operational planning, reference should be made to the latest TAF.
Airport weather briefing (IDWP40100) not available.
IDN42901
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

SYDNEY AIRPORT WEATHER BRIEFING
Issued at 0500Z on the 23/07/2024 [1500 on the 23/07/2024 LOCAL]

SYDNEY TAF: (this TAF may not be the latest issue)
TAF YSSY 230507Z 2306/2412
02008KT CAVOK
FM231100 31008KT CAVOK
BECMG 2403/2405 02008KT CAVOK
FM241100 34010KT CAVOK
RMK
T 17 15 12 10 Q 1024 1025 1025 1024

TAF SUMMARY:
A NE'ly seabreeze developing currently, fine conditions expected as
well as the NW'ly drainage flow returning tonight as a high pressure
system passes over. Winds expected to tend more N'ly from Wednesday
evening after the NE'ly sea breeze develops during the early
afternoon, most likely slightly earlier than today. 

THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WITHIN THE TMA (CIRCLE TO 45NM RADIUS):
Nil.

OTHER POSSIBILITIES:
- 30% chance NW'ly return 2309/2311Z.
- 20% chance of WSW'ly winds 2309/2318Z.
- 5% chance of fog at the aerodrome 2319/2322Z.
- 20% chance of NE'ly sea breeze arriving later tomorrow at
2405/2406Z. 
- 10% chance of Moderate turbulence in the western TMA from 2411Z. 

SYDNEY OUTLOOK:
Wednesday: Sunny.                         City MAX:  21
Thursday:  Mostly sunny.                  City MAX:  23
Friday:    Shower or two.                 City MAX:  20

REGARDS:
Aviation Forecaster

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