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Short Weather WKS Codes

Tool to encode / decode WKS short weather codes. The Wetterkurzschlussel (WKS) codes are German codes used during the Second World War to communicate meteorological data.

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What is the Wetterkurzschlussel? (Definition)

The Wetterkurzschlussel (WKS) is a code used to send weather messages. It is composed of letters corresponding to weather information, usually temperatures or wind directions. The codes were transmitted via the Enigma machine and were short in order to decrease their propensity to be deciphered by the enemy.

How to encrypt with short weather codes?

The codes were a substitution of temperatures by letters (polyalphabetic substitution) according to the table:

28A27B26C25D
24E23F22G21H
20I19J18K17L
16M15N14O13P
12Q11R10S9T
8U7V6W5X
4Y3Z2A1B
0C-1D-2E-3F
-4G-5H-6I-7J
-8K-9L-10M-11N
-12O-13P-14Q-15R
-16S-17T-18U-19V
-20W-21X-22Y-23Z

Example: 24,15,20,22,16,28 can code 'ENIGMA'

Sometimes the wind was also coded according to the table

Direction
Weak
Medium
Strong
N
A
I
Q
NE
B
J
R
E
C
K
S
SE
D
L
T
S
E
M
U
SW
F
N
V
W
G
O
W
NW
H
P
X
No wind
Y
Changing
Z

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