Symbols are the pictorial representation of the various elements. On a weather map, weather elements are represented using symbols. Weather codes are used in weather charts as meteorological symbols. Weather symbols are created and standardized by the World Meteorological organization and also by Natural Weather Bureaus. Knowledge of weather symbols is prime for weather map interpretation and weather forecasting. Weather symbols are listed below for precipitation, wind direction, cloud cover and sea conditions. Weather symbols depicted in weather charts help in weather forecasting.