SADIS data streams

SADIS delivers WAFS products in digital, chart and alphanumeric formats, as well as other character-orientated OPMET information required for pre-flight planning and flight documentation. The SADIS second-generation (SADIS 2G) service can be configured to present data to a client end system using either TCP/IP protocol, UDP multicast, or X.25 PVCs.

Important News:
The SADIS 2G Service will be withdrawn on 31 July 2016.   All current users of SADIS 2G, who do not yet have access to Secure SADIS FTP are strongly encouraged to make preparations to migrate from SADIS 2G to Secure SADIS FTP at the earliest opportunity.  Please contact the SADIS Manager, chris.tyson@metoffice.gov.uk for further information regarding the reasons behind the withdrawal of SADIS 2G, and how to obtain access to Secure SADIS FTP.

PVC1 (X.25 configuration) and port 10001 (TCP/IP configuration)

GRIB 2 (WAFS) (20 MB four times a day) consisting of wind, temperature and humidity forecasts for standard levels; forecast height of tropopause, and maximum wind for T+6 to T+36, using a gridded binary code (WMO FM 92-IX Ext - GRIB Edition 2). The forecast is issued four times a day based on the main runs of the Met Office Global Model, with transmission commencing at around 0335 UTC/0935 UTC/1535 UTC/2135 UTC.

PVC2 (X.25 configuration) and port 10002 (TCP/IP configuration)

OPMET (13 MB a day) includes METARs, TAFs, SIGMETs, SPECIs, special AIREPs, ADMIN messages, European region AIRMET and GAMET, ASHTAM and NOTAM related to volcanic ash and tropical cyclone advisories.

PVC3 (X.25 configuration) and port 10003 (TCP/IP configuration)

Portable Network Graphics (PNG) SIGWX charts (4 MB a day) for the standard ICAO areas as specified in ANPs, produced by WAFC London and WAFC Washington. High- and medium-level BUFR formatted SIGWX data (approximately 2 MB per day) covering the same areas. Volcanic Ash Dispersion advisories in graphical format, when available, will be issued on this channel.

Please note: volumes are approximate.

SADIS 2G configured for UDP results in all three data streams being multicast to a single IP address on the LAN. The three data streams all share the same UDP port number, and can be distinguished at the workstation by a 6-byte header.

Last updated: 28 May 2015