New BUFR encoding for EUMETSAT’s wind products

A new BUFR encoding sequence for all EUMETSAT’s wind products will be introduced in 2020.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

The new BUFR encoding sequence 03-10-077 is planned to be introduced in June 2020, for the Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) products from both the GEO and LEO services:

AMVs from Meteosat 0° FES
AMVs from Meteosat IODC
AMVs from Meteosat RSS


Single Polar Winds
Global Winds
Triplet Polar Winds

The WMO endorsed this sequence in November 2018. The following link has detailed information:

Sample files using the new BUFR sequence are available on our FTP server:

Two folders are provided: one for EUMETCast files and one for GTS files, each containing sample files for all the products mentioned above.

Users are encouraged to use these files to prepare their processing systems for the new BUFR sequence.

Feedback on the sample files and the new AMV BUFR sequence is welcome and can be sent to our User Service Helpdesk.

In Spring 2020, a dissemination on EUMETCast of AMV products encoded in the new BUFR sequence will be introduced, in parallel to the dissemination of the operational AMV products.

More information will be provided in due course.

For any questions, contact our User Service Helpdesk.



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