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I am parked in Venice, Italy. The NOAA METAR indicates a CAVOK weather and the Asobo engine shows a very cloudy weather. Asobo wins this one, after having checked with Windy.co and local weather cams. 

 


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23 minutes ago, Dominique_K said:

I am parked in Venice, Italy. The NOAA METAR indicates a CAVOK weather and the Asobo engine shows a very cloudy weather. Asobo wins this one, after having checked with Windy.co and local weather cams. 

 

I'm sure you are well aware, but for the record: CAVOK is not equal to "no clouds in the area."

You can have 99% clouds* at +5000ft, METAR would still say CAVOK if visibilty is greater than 10KM

My Windy indicates clouds at 9500ft at Venice, for example.

* No TCU/CB activity.

 

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1 minute ago, SAS443 said:

I'm sure you are well aware, but for the record: CAVOK is not equal to "no clouds in the area."

You can have 99% clouds* at +5000ft, METAR would still say CAVOK if visibilty is greater than 10KM

My Windy indicates clouds at 9500ft at Venice, for example.

* No TCU/CB activity.

 

I stand corrected then


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@Dominique_K this was shot during last summer in CAVOK conditions.  As a reference.

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Indeed, as SAS443 correctly pointed out...

In most of Europe this is typical, whith their usually lower MSAs and TAs...


 

 

 

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