ROFOR

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ROFOR is a format for reporting weather information. ROFOR is an abbreviation for "Route Forecast".[1] As the name suggests is the weather forecast of the route of any aircraft which will be flying through the route. ROFOR contains various information regarding date and time of forecast, direction and speed of the wind, aerodrome icao code for which the forecast is made, cloud levels and freezing (Icing) levels, turbulence and vertical wind shear information.

Example[edit]

here is an example of ROFOR report:-

ROFOR 060300Z 0606/0612 KT VIDP 12580 2AC120 4CI300 7///180 403028 27010 405020 28015 407015 30020 410010 33025 523306 631209 
11111 12775 40120 22222 38150 27115=


Interpretation of above ROFOR:-
ROFOR            ROUTE FORECAST
060300Z          ISSUED ON 06 DAY AT 0300 UTC
060612           VALID ON 6TH DAY FROM 0600 UTC TO 1200 UTC
KT               WIND SPEED IN KNOTS
VIDP 12580       ROUTE PALAM(NEW DELHI) TO (QUADRENT 1) 25N80E
2AC120 4CI300    CLOUDS 2AC12,000 FT  4CI30,000 FT
7///180          (INDICATOR FIG 7) FREEZING LEVEL AT 18000 FT


AND INDICATOR FIG 4 IS ALTITUDE AND TEMP WITH WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED

405020 28015 (INDICATOR FIG 4) AT 5000 FT TEMP. IS 20 DEG CELCIUS WIND FROM 280 DEG AT 15 KNOTS


FIG 5 INDICATE TURBULENCE

523306 (INDICATOR FIG 5) MODERATE CAT AT 33000 FT WITH THICKNESS 6000 FT


FIG 6 INDICATE ICING

631209 (INDICATOR FIG 6) LIGHT ICING WITH PRECIPITATION AT 12000 FT WITH THICKNESS 9000 FT


11111 INDICATES JET STREAM LOCATION

22222 INDICATES MAX WIND,VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AND DIRECTION WITH ALTITUDE

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