For users with a valid pcmet subscription by the German Met Office DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst), additional commands are available. You have to pass your pcmet credentials to the bot once where they are stored securely under your user account and used for all data retrieval on the DWD site.
- 1 DWD HELP
- 2 DWD GAFOR
- 3 DWD GAFORNORD
- 4 DWD GAFORMITTE
- 5 DWD GAFORSUED
- 6 DWD GAFORSWISS
- 7 DWD GAFORAUSTRIA
- 8 DWD GAMETSWISS
- 9 DWD ALPSFOR
- 10 DWD SWISSREPORT
- 11 DWD AUSTRIAREPORT
- 12 DWD ADVICE
- 13 DWD SURFACE
- 14 DWD FORECAST
- 15 DWD CROSS
- 16 DWD EURADCOM
- 17 DWD SATRADBLITZ
- 18 DWD RADAR
- 19 DWD RADARDE
- 20 DWD RADARDENORD
- 21 DWD RADARDEMITTE
- 22 DWD RADARDESUED
- 23 DWD RADARALPS
- 24 DWD SFERICS
- 25 DWD METEOSATIR
- 26 DWD METEOSATRGB
- 27 DWD METEOSATHRV
- 28 DWD PIREP
Show a list of all available commands. Some subcommands have their own help screen.
Return the current General Aviation Forecast chart for Germany.
Return the current German language textual forecast for North Germany.
Return the current German language textual forecast for Middle Germany.
Return the current German language textual forecast for South Germany.
Return the current graphical GAFOR for Switzerland.
Return the current graphical GAFOR for Austria.
Return the current GAMET forecast for Switzerland.
Return the current Austrian Alps forecast chart.
Return a German language textual forecast for Switzerland. Similar to the German GAFOR textual reports.
Return a German language textual forecast for Austria. Similar to the German GAFOR textual reports.
Return the requested DWD icing forecast chart. When issued as is, the current Europe composite chart will be requested. Additional options are available to specify the type of chart.
DWD ADVICE HELP
Show subcommand help with options for the ADVICE chart.
You can influence four parameters:
- chart type (icing forecast is default, icing scenario optional)
- area (Europe is default, Germany, the North, South and Middle of Germany optional)
- altitude (composite, i.e. all altitudes mixed is default, different levels are available)
- time (current time is default, with STEP the available times can be displayed and then chosen)
Return the requested surface weather chart. This is not a surface but a current weather chart.
DWD SURFACE HELP
Show subcommand help with a list of accepted options.
There four types of charts available:
- Visibility figures (default)
- Cloud ceiling information
- Significant weather and rain radar
- Mean winds and gusts
In addition, there are five different geographic regions available:
- Germany (default)
- North Germany
- Middle Germany
- South Germany
Return the requested forecast chart.
DWD FORECAST HELP
Show subcommand options.
The standard chart shows cloud distribution and an alternative chart temperatures instead. Apart from the default surface level, forecasts are available for FL050, FL100 and FL180 respectively. The available forecast times are identified by a step counter for which there is an overview function.
Access a cross section forecast along a pre-defined flight route. DWD renders vertical route forecasts using their high resolution model for a few European routes. Each route connects a series of airports identified by their ICAO ID.
The list of available routes can be displayed with the MAP option.
Sections are either identified through an ICAO airport ID they include or in case there are multiple routes passing by an airport, the airport ICAO ID followed by a number. In case you specify an airport and there are multiple routes, a list with the number is displayed.
If no time step is specified, the next available forecast is taken. When choosing a cross section, you can display all available steps.
A complete request for a forecast from Nice to Stuttgart on Sunday 12Z would look as follows:
Return the current combined weather, radar, lightning overlay image for Europe.
Return the current sat rad blitz composite image (similar to EURADCOM).
Return the current Central Europe rain radar image.
Return the current Germany rain radar image.
North German rain radar image.
Middle German rain radar image.
South German rain radar image.
Alps rain radar image.
Return the current European lightning strike image.
Return the current infrared satellite image.
Return the current visual spectrum satellite image.
Return the current enhanced color spectrum satellite image.
Return the current pilot reports.