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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 20 Jan 18

TAF VHHH 200500Z 2006/2112 09010KT 8000 FEW025 TX23/2007Z TX22/2106Z TN19/2023Z=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 20/Jan/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 20 Jan 2018 and 12 UTC, 21 Jan 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06, 20 Jan 2018 and 12 UTC, 21 Jan 2018 10 knots from 090 degrees (E) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2500 feet

Time Temperature
07 UTC, 20 Jan 2018
Maximum23 oC
06 UTC, 21 Jan 2018
Maximum22 oC
23 UTC, 20 Jan 2018
Minimum19 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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