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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 22 Aug 19

TAF VHHH 211700Z 2118/2224 VRB05KT 9999 FEW030 TX33/2206Z TN27/2122Z TN27/2222Z BECMG 2203/2205 26010KT BECMG 2209/2211 VRB05KT TEMPO 2211/2215 12010KT=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 22/Aug/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 21 Aug 2019 and 24 UTC, 22 Aug 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 21 Aug 2019 and 03 UTC, 22 Aug 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 03 to 05 UTC, 22 Aug 2019, becoming 10 knots from 260 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 22 Aug 2019, becoming 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
Temporarily between 11 and 15 UTC, 22 Aug 2019 10 knots from 120 degrees (ESE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 22 Aug 2019
Maximum33 oC
22 UTC, 21 Aug 2019
Minimum27 oC
22 UTC, 22 Aug 2019
Minimum27 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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