May 26, 2018
Parse and Decode METAR, TAF, SYNOP, BUOY and AMDAR and Write as XML
metaf2xml can download, parse and decode aviation routine weather reports METAR, SPECI, SAO, aerodrome forecasts TAF, synoptic observations SYNOP, observations from buoys BUOY and meteorological reports from aircrafts AMDAR. Data can also be taken from decoded BUFR messages. The extracted data can be written as XML or passed to a user-defined function all done in Perl.
It also provides XSLT style sheets to convert the XML to plain language text, HTML, or XML with different schemas. A web-based CGI user interface can be used to download and display up-to-date weather data from NOAA, Ogimet, and other sources.