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What is the role of the WAFC?
  • A
    The World Area Forecast Centre is a meteorological centre designated to prepare and issue significant weather forecasts and upper-air forecasts.
  • B
    The World Area Forecast Community is a meteorological centre designated to provide advisory information regarding the lateral and vertical extent and forecast movement of volcanic ash in the atmosphere.
  • C
    The World Association Forecast Centre is a meteorological centre which also provides advisory information on the position, forecast direction and speed of movement of tropical cyclones.
  • D
    The World Association Forecast Centre is a meteorological centre designated to prepare and issue significant weather forecasts only.

ICAO Annex 3
Chapter 1. Definitions

World area forecast centre (WAFC). A meteorological centre designated to prepare and issue significant weather forecasts and upper-air forecasts in digital form on a global basis direct to States using the aeronautical fixed service Internet-based services.

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