New BUFR encoding for EUMETSAT’s wind products

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

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

The new BUFR encoding sequence 03-10-077 is planned to be introduced on 7 October, 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.

To further facilitate user transition, AMV products encoded in the new BUFR sequence will be distributed on the GTS in parallel to the currently operational AMV products, from 15 July until 6 October.

From 7 October, the AMV products encoded in the new BUFR sequence will replace the current AMV products.

GTS bulletin headers will be provided in due course.

For any questions, contact our User Service Helpdesk.


We use essential cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. To analyse website traffic we also use third-party performance cookies. If you are ok with the use of essential as well as non-essential cookies, please select Accept & Continue. Instructions on how to prevent the use of non-essential cookies are available under our Terms Of Use, or simply select Decline Cookies.