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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 Feb 19

TAF VHHH 191700Z 1918/2024 08010KT 8000 FEW015 SCT030 TX27/2006Z TN21/1922Z TN22/2022Z TEMPO 1918/2001 4000 BR SHRA BECMG 2000/2002 14010KT TEMPO 2003/2009 24010KT TEMPO 2009/2015 VRB05KT TEMPO 2020/2024 2500 BR=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 20/Feb/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 19 Feb 2019 and 24 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 19 Feb 2019 and 00 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 10 knots from 080 degrees (E) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 18 UTC, 19 Feb 2019 and 01 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 10 knots from 080 degrees (E) 4000 m Mist, Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
From 00 to 02 UTC, 20 Feb 2019, becoming 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 09 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 15 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 5 knots direction variable 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 20 and 24 UTC, 20 Feb 2019 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 2500 m Mist
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 20 Feb 2019
Maximum27 oC
22 UTC, 19 Feb 2019
Minimum21 oC
22 UTC, 20 Feb 2019
Minimum22 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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