Synop Information for VGSY (41891) in Sylhet, Bangladesh (site inactive)

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Registered Location

Latitude: 24° 57' 34" N (deg min sec), 24.9595° (decimal), 2457.57N (LORAN)
Longitude: 91° 52' 11" E (deg min sec), 91.8696° (decimal), 09152.18E (LORAN)
Elevation: 15 metres (50 feet) -- validated against 16 metres (53 feet) from Google
WMO Id: 41891
Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh

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The location information for this site was gathered from 8 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback. The user provided this information: Earlier the marker was shown on the runway. I have confirmed with the Manager of this Airport, who happens to be my personal friend, and got this location (24.95951N, 91.86964E) to be the site of most of the weather instruments mounted on the ground (with an exception of the anemometer which is mounted on top of the roof of the terminal building).

- Professor Sayedur R Chowhury

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Neighboring Stations

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

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FW1475494.1 milesNorth Center, TX, US (lat 31.8075°, long 94.1837°, altitude 112 metres) (data present)
GW1639610.3 milesSoutheast CHIANG RAI, TH (lat 19.9487°, long 99.7328°, altitude 425 metres) (data present)
GW1261613.2 milesSoutheast CHIANG RAI, TH (lat 19.9383°, long 99.7807°, altitude 443 metres) (data present)
FW3160630.4 milesSoutheast Chiang Mai, TH (lat 18.8388°, long 99.1547°, altitude 332 metres) (data present)
KI4CGS792.9 milesNorthwest Jasper, TN, US (lat 35.0780°, long 85.6308°, altitude 192 metres) (data present)
FW5451819.3 milesNorth Rogers, AR, US (lat 36.6862°, long 93.8215°, altitude 1250 metres) (data present)
GW1749871.3 milesNorthwest HONEA PATH, SC, US (lat 34.3288°, long 82.1583°, altitude 722 metres) (data present)
GW0608926.4 milesNorthwest Chaplin, KY, US (lat 37.0000°, long 85.0000°, altitude 4183 metres) (data present)
GW3615946.2 milesSouthwest GUNTUR, IN (lat 16.0800°, long 80.7397°, altitude 11 metres) (data present)
VU2IB-13946.5 milesWest New Delhi, IN (lat 28.6165°, long 77.0852°, altitude 216 metres) (data present)

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.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
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