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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 19:00 HKT on 18 Jun 19

TAF VHHH 181100Z 1812/1918 16010KT 9999 FEW015 SCT030 TX32/1906Z TN28/1822Z TEMPO 1812/1815 VRB05KT TEMPO 1820/1903 VRB05KT TEMPO 1821/1903 4000 SHRA FEW010CB SCT025 TEMPO 1903/1910 24010KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 19/Jun/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 18 Jun 2019 and 18 UTC, 19 Jun 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 18 Jun 2019 and 18 UTC, 19 Jun 2019 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 15 UTC, 18 Jun 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 20 UTC, 18 Jun 2019 and 03 UTC, 19 Jun 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 21 UTC, 18 Jun 2019 and 03 UTC, 19 Jun 2019 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 10 UTC, 19 Jun 2019 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 19 Jun 2019
Maximum32 oC
22 UTC, 18 Jun 2019
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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