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Aerodrome Forecast (TAF)

TAF is a description of the meteorological elements expected at an airport for a forecast period.

The latest Aerodrome Forecast at the Hong Kong International Airport issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 07:00 HKT on 19 Oct 19

TAF VHHH 182300Z 1900/2006 03010KT 9999 FEW030 TX29/1906Z TX29/2006Z TN25/1922Z TEMPO 1903/1909 30010KT BECMG 1909/1911 10010KT TEMPO 2003/2006 28010KT=

(Next update at: 13:00HKT 19/Oct/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 00 UTC, 19 Oct 2019 and 06 UTC, 20 Oct 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 00 and 09 UTC, 19 Oct 2019 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 09 UTC, 19 Oct 2019 10 knots from 300 degrees (WNW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 19 Oct 2019, becoming 10 knots from 100 degrees (E) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 06 UTC, 20 Oct 2019 10 knots from 280 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 19 Oct 2019
Maximum29 oC
06 UTC, 20 Oct 2019
Maximum29 oC
22 UTC, 19 Oct 2019
Minimum25 oC

okta(s): the international unit for reporting cloud amount. Cloud amount is assessed in total which is the estimated total apparent area of the sky covered with cloud.
  1 okta is one-eighth of sky covered with cloud. 0 okta = sky clear, 1-2 oktas = few, 3-4 oktas = scattered, 5-7 oktas = broken and 8 oktas = overcast.
To know more about the TAF code, please see Decoding TAF.
To know more about clouds, please see Commonly observed clouds in Hong Kong.
 
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