I have heard a lot of people get confused with metars, so here is the full description of how to read it, here is an example of one.
KCLE 220136Z 31006KT 10SM
FEW020 BKN024 OVC049 22/21 A2984 RMK A02 RAE04 P0000
How to read this
KCLE (airport code Cleveland Hopkins international airport)
First two digits are the day of the month (22nd of random month)
0136Z is the local time and the Z means Zulu time
COR corrected report
AUTO automated station
310 is the direction of the wind in degrees
06KT, 06 means 6 knots of winds KT means knots
VRB means the wind direction can vary (090V180) means the winds can change from 90- 180 degrees. This term comes up when wind direction changes more than 60 degrees.
+SHRA, + means heavy, SH means showers, RA means rain.
Intensity, (-)= light, moderate (no prefix), (+)=heavy
Descriptor, MI= shallow, BC= patches, DR= low drifting, BL= blowing, SH= showers, TS= thunderstorms, FZ= freezing, PR= partial.
PO= well developed dust/sand whirls, SQ= squalls, FC= funnel cloud/ tornado/ waterspout, SS= sandstorm, DS= dust storm.
FEW020 BKN024 OVC049
The next three digits 020 mean feet in hundreds where the clouds are.
SG= snow grains
IC= ice crystals
PL= ice pellets
GS small hail and or snow pellets
UP= unknown precipitation
VA= volcanic ash
Temperature and dew point.
22/21, 22 is 22 degrees celcious.
21 is the dew point in celcious.
To display negative numbers there will be an M in front of it.
A means altimeter, 2984 means 29.84 inches of mercury for pressure.
METAR remarks decoding.
RMK means remarks
A02 means automated and has precipitation sensor.
RAE04 means rain ended 4min past the hour.
That’s all I know.