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TV3 does a 3 day forecast at the end of the weather and uses 3 letter codes for each city. For some reason they chose to use WTN for Wellington where I think it's more appropriate to use WLG. After all that's the airline code for Wellington. They use AKL for Auckland not AKN.

 

 

 

I realise not all cities in the forecast have airports but if they do, why not use the code that most people are used to?





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  #2002262 25-Apr-2018 13:11
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Hmm, the IATA airport code for WTN is Royal Air Force Waddington or more simply RAF Waddington, ENGLAND!

 

Must really confuse UK visitors watching :-)

 

 


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  #2002270 25-Apr-2018 13:25
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I've always wondered about that as well. Lots of people do use airport codes as a shorthand way of naming cities these days, so there is some logic to using them.

 

What I do find funny about using WTN is that I don't know anybody who's ever shortened Wellington to WTN. If you didn't want to use WLG then at least WLN is commonly used by people out there.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Because there will be the complaints from Dunedin (DUD) and Rotorua (ROT) to consider. Confession, haven't watch 3 weather for a while, don't know if they use these currently.

Additionally, just thank your lucky stars that Fukuoka isn't in NZ.




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Dingbatt: Because there will be the complaints from Dunedin (DUD) and Rotorua (ROT) to consider. Confession, haven't watch 3 weather for a while, don't know if they use these currently.

Additionally, just thank your lucky stars that Fukuoka isn't in NZ.

 

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  #2002342 25-Apr-2018 15:26
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Would people understand what HLZ, ZQN, etc. stood for?


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  #2003667 27-Apr-2018 16:52
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I've always wondered when they do the islands "weather report" why they name three countries by their country name, yet the Cook Islands is called Rarotonga ..


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nzkiwiman:

I've always wondered when they do the islands "weather report" why they name three countries by their country name, yet the Cook Islands is called Rarotonga ..



Probably because, with the exception of Aitutaki, the rest of the Cook Islands are so distant from Rarotonga that their weather is completely different.

But it is a fair point. Maybe they should say Nadi, Apia, Noumea, etc. They do for Australia rather than just naming the states.




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Dingbatt: Because there will be the complaints from Dunedin (DUD) and Rotorua (ROT) to consider. Confession, haven't watch 3 weather for a while, don't know if they use these currently.

Additionally, just thank your lucky stars that Fukuoka isn't in NZ.


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