METAR Information for SVVG in El Vigia / Perez Alph, Venezuela

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Registered Location

Latitude: 8° 37' 27" N (deg min sec), 8.6241° (decimal), 0837.45N (LORAN)
Longitude: 71° 40' 22" W (deg min sec), -71.6728° (decimal), 07140.37W (LORAN)
Elevation: 100 metres (328 feet)
Location: El Vigia / Perez Alph, Venezuela

The elevation does not correspond with the estimated elevation (70 metres (230 feet) -- source SRTM.C_SA_3) at that point. Either the location or the elevation (or both) are almost certain to be incorrect. Please use the 'send the updated information' link below to update the location or elevation.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

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The best way to get elevation is to consult a topographic map. Make sure that you know whether the contours are marked in feet or metres. Note that handheld GPS receivers do not provide readings of elevation accurate to better than 10-20 metres (technical discussion). If you do not have access to a topographic map, then a GPS receiver is acceptable, but make sure that it is operating in 3D mode and let it average the position for at least five minutes.

For more information on reading maps, please see the Topo Map Reading Guide -- in particular it discusses how to read contours.

The location information for this site was gathered from 10 data sources. The source which most closely matches the consensus is chosen. Many of these sources only report the location to the nearest minute (or hundredth of degree). This can lead to the marker being placed noticeably incorrectly. Please see Discussion of Location Errors for more information. Show location history.

OurAirports8.6241-71.672776Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso Airport, Venezuela [SVVG]0.0Center 
DAFIF ARPT8.6241-71.672881Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso [SVVG]0.0CenterInclude
ISH8.6240-71.673069Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso [SVVG]0.0CenterInclude
VE8.62-71.67 El Vigia / Juan Pablo Perez, Venezuela [SVVG]0.3CenterInclude
NCEP8.63-71.67100El Vigia/perez Alph [SVVG]0.5CenterInclude
METARTable8.63-71.67100El Vigia / Perez Alph, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela [SVVG]0.5CenterInclude
RAP stations8.62-71.67100El Vigia/perez A, VE [SVVG]0.7CenterInclude
Master Location Identifier DB8.6333-71.6667100El Vigia Perez Alfonso, L, Venezuela [SVVG]0.8CenterInclude
NSD8.63-71.67100El Vigia / Perez Alph, Venezuela [SVVG]0.8CenterInclude
FMI8.63-71.67100El Vigia / Perez Alph [SVVG]0.8CenterInclude

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Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles .

804371.7 milesEast El Vigia, L, Venezuela (lat 8.6333°, long -71.6500°, altitude 103 metres)
SVSZ30.5 milesNorthwest Santa Barbara Zulia, Venezuela (lat 8.9744°, long -71.9430°, altitude 10 metres)
SVMD35.1 milesEast Merida, Venezuela (lat 8.5832°, long -71.1615°, altitude 1526 metres)
SVEB45.4 milesWest El Guayabo del Zulia Airport, Venezuela (lat 8.6761°, long -72.3348°, altitude 24 metres)
SVEN48.6 milesNorthwest Encontrados Airport, Venezuela (lat 9.0378°, long -72.2480°, altitude 20 metres)
SVLF48.8 milesSouthwest La Fria, Venezuela (lat 8.2392°, long -72.2710°, altitude 98 metres)
SVCG59.8 milesWest Casigua El Cubo Airport, Venezuela (lat 8.7564°, long -72.5366°, altitude 29 metres)
SVSB66.5 milesSoutheast Santa Bárbara de Barinas Airport, E, Venezuela (lat 7.8035°, long -71.1657°, altitude 179 metres)
SKCC74.7 milesSouthwest Cucuta / Camilo Daza, Colombia (lat 7.9303°, long -72.5092°, altitude 317 metres) (data present)
SVGD116.1 milesSoutheast Guasdualito, Venezuela (lat 7.2120°, long -70.7554°, altitude 129 metres) (data present)

The sites marked above thus did not report continuously during the analysis period, so the offsets may (probably will) not be accurate.

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer


CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.

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