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 :
|Between 06, 20 Jan 2018 and 12 UTC, 21 Jan 2018
||10 knots from 090 degrees (E)
||No significant weather
| Time || Temperature|
|07 UTC, 20 Jan 2018|
|06 UTC, 21 Jan 2018|
|23 UTC, 20 Jan 2018|
||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.