I am flying online on VATSIM and I am using a lot the very useful METAR system from within the sim. However, what is the concept with asking for your destination METAR (which is there, because you have selected it from the flight planning facility before you load the flight) and you get the message “METAR NOT AVAILABLE”? You wish to plan your approach possibly 100-120 miles before your destination and you get the same message. To solve the problem, I get the weather via vpilot.
Still, the question remains: Why is the METAR not available at anytime?