area forecast


area forecast
A weather forecast for a specific geographic area.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • forecast — A statement of expected meteorological conditions for a specified time or period, and for a specified area or a portion of airspace (ICAO). It includes terminal and en route weather, wind velocity at various heights, cloud amounts and types,… …   Aviation dictionary


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