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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 19 Oct 18

TAF VHHH 190500Z 1906/2012 09015KT 9999 FEW030 TX28/1906Z TX29/2006Z TN24/1922Z=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 19/Oct/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 19 Oct 2018 and 12 UTC, 20 Oct 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06, 19 Oct 2018 and 12 UTC, 20 Oct 2018 15 knots from 090 degrees (E) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 19 Oct 2018
Maximum28 oC
06 UTC, 20 Oct 2018
Maximum29 oC
22 UTC, 19 Oct 2018
Minimum24 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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