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HOME PAGE - Metarea NAVTEX_ABBREVIATIONS

List of Common Abbreviations
(METEOROLOGICAL SCHEDULED FORECASTS)
for International NAVTEX Service

For wind direction

NNorth/Northerly
NENortheast/Northeasterly
EEast/Easterly
SESoutheast/Southeasterly
SSouth/Southerly
SWSouthwest/Southwesterly
WWest/Westerly
NWNorthwest/Northwesterly

FOR OTHER TERMS

BACKBacking
BECMGBecoming
BLDNBuilding
C-FRONTCold Front
DECRDecreasing
DPNDeepening
EXPExpected
FCSTForecast
FLNFilling
FLWFollowing
FMFrom
FRQFrequent
HPAHectopascal
HVYHeavy
IMPRImproving/Improve
INCRIncreasing
INTSFIntensifying/Intensify
ISOLIsolated
KMHkm/h
KTKnots
LAT/LONGLatitude/Longitude
LOCLocally
MMeters
METMeteo…
MODModerate
MOVMoving/Move
NCNo change
NMNautical miles
NOSIGNo significant change
NXTNext
OCNLOccasionally
O-FRONTOcclusion Front
POSSPossible
PROBProbability/Probable
QCKYQuickly
QSTNRQuasi-Stationary
QUADQuadrant
RPDYRapidly
SCTScattered
SEVSevere
SHWRSShowers
SIGSignificant
SLGTSlight
SLWYSlowly
STNRStationary
STRGStrong
TEMPOTemporarily/Temporary
TENDFurther outlooks
VEERVeering
VISVisibility
VRBVariable
W-FRONTWarm Front
WKNWeakening
MF