pymetar(1) query METAR information and display it in a user-friendly way


pymetar [station]

pymetar --help

pymetar --version


Use pymetar to retrieve METAR (METeorological Aviation Report) information from the internet provided by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and display it in an plain text format.

Call pymetar with the name of the METAR station you want to query. You can get the four-letter specifier of a station near you from


--help, -h
Display the usage screen and quit.
--version, -v
Display the version number of pymetar and the pymetar library and quit.


pymetar was written by Tobias Klausmann [email protected]

This manual page was written by Tobias Klausmann using ronn, a Markdown to roff converter.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the same terms as pymetar itself (the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or later)&.


Set this variable to your HTTP proxy daemon to accelerate consecutive runs of pymetar. The name of the variable is case insensitive, you can also use http_proxy or HTTP_Proxy if you like. The syntax for this variable is http://username:[email protected]:port