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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 13:00 HKT on 18 Nov 17

TAF VHHH 180500Z 1806/1912 02010KT 8000 FEW015 SCT030 TX25/1806Z TX20/1906Z TN18/1823Z TEMPO 1809/1818 36015G25KT=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 18/Nov/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 18 Nov 2017 and 12 UTC, 19 Nov 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06, 18 Nov 2017 and 12 UTC, 19 Nov 2017 10 knots from 020 degrees (NNE) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 18 UTC, 18 Nov 2017 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots from 360 degrees (N) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 18 Nov 2017
Maximum25 oC
06 UTC, 19 Nov 2017
Maximum20 oC
23 UTC, 18 Nov 2017
Minimum18 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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