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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 19 Apr 19

TAF VHHH 191100Z 1912/2018 15010KT 8000 FEW010 SCT025 TX30/2006Z TN23/1912Z TN25/1922Z TEMPO 1912/1918 09010KT TEMPO 1912/1915 3000 -TSRA SHRA FEW008 SCT015CB BKN040 TEMPO 1915/1918 3000 SHRA FEW010CB SCT020 TEMPO 2003/2009 4000 SHRA FEW010CB SCT020=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 20/Apr/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 19 Apr 2019 and 18 UTC, 20 Apr 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 19 Apr 2019 and 18 UTC, 20 Apr 2019 10 knots from 150 degrees (SSE) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 18 UTC, 19 Apr 2019 10 knots from 090 degrees (E) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 15 UTC, 19 Apr 2019 10 knots from 150 degrees (SSE) 3000 m Thunderstorm with light rain, Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas Cumulonimbus
5 to 7 oktas
800 feet
1500 feet
4000 feet
Temporarily between 15 and 18 UTC, 19 Apr 2019 10 knots from 150 degrees (SSE) 3000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 09 UTC, 20 Apr 2019 10 knots from 150 degrees (SSE) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 20 Apr 2019
Maximum30 oC
12 UTC, 19 Apr 2019
Minimum23 oC
22 UTC, 19 Apr 2019
Minimum25 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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