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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 01:00 HKT on 20 Sep 17

TAF VHHH 191700Z 1918/2024 11010KT 9999 FEW025 TX33/2006Z TN28/1922Z TN28/2022Z TEMPO 1918/2003 VRB05KT TEMPO 2003/2008 28010KT TEMPO 2018/2024 VRB05KT=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 20/Sep/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 19 Sep 2017 and 24 UTC, 20 Sep 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 19 Sep 2017 and 24 UTC, 20 Sep 2017 10 knots from 110 degrees (ESE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2500 feet
Temporarily between 18 UTC, 19 Sep 2017 and 03 UTC, 20 Sep 2017 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2500 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 08 UTC, 20 Sep 2017 10 knots from 280 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2500 feet
Temporarily between 18 and 24 UTC, 20 Sep 2017 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 20 Sep 2017
Maximum33 oC
22 UTC, 19 Sep 2017
Minimum28 oC
22 UTC, 20 Sep 2017
Minimum28 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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