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KLIA Forecast Office

Introduction

KLIA Regional Meteorological Office is located in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang and started its official operation on 1 July 1998. It provides a comprehensive range of aeronautical and other meteorological services in accordance with the provision of Annex 3 to the Convention of International Meteorological Practices - Regional Supplementary Procedures . It has a total number  of 50 staff who work round the clock to provide meteorological services.

Functions

KLIA Meteorological Office is responsible to provide the following meteorological services:

To maintain continuous meteorological watch over Kuala Lumpur Flight Information Region (FIR) and to issue Significant Meteorological (SIGMET) warnings for specific meteorological parameters (such as occurrence/forecast of widespread Thunderstorms and Volcanic Ash) crucial to the safety of aircraft operation.
To monitor the weather conditions around KLIA and to issue aerodrome warning if situation warrants.
To carry out routine (every half hourly) and special weather observations over the airport area and to issue landing forecast with validity period of 2 hours for each observation.
To issue Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) at six hourly intervals.
To issue Significant Weather charts and prognostic Upper-Air Wind and Temperature charts at six/twelve hourly intervals.
To provide Meteorological Information for Air Traffic Management Service (ATMS), Airport Operation Centre (AOC) and Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
To issue area QNH (atmospheric pressure) for Kuala Lumpur FIR at six hourly interval.
To provide low level wind shear/microburst information to the Air Traffic Controller.
To provide the Fuel Farm operator with Lightning Information.
To provide strong wind alert to Track Transit System operator.
To provide flight documentation and if required, weather briefing for international and domestic flights.

KLIA Meteorological Office is also responsible to provide aeronautical meteorological services to the Dependent Meteorological Offices in Penang, Butterworth and Kuantan whenever the need arises.



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