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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 21 Jul 18

TAF VHHH 210500Z 2106/2212 27010KT 9999 FEW020 TX34/2106Z TX34/2206Z TN28/2122Z BECMG 2109/2111 VRB05KT TEMPO 2109/2115 16010KT 4000 SHRA BECMG 2201/2203 27010KT BECMG 2209/2211 VRB05KT TEMPO 2209/2212 16101KT=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 21/Jul/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 21 Jul 2018 and 12 UTC, 22 Jul 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06 and 09 UTC, 21 Jul 2018 10 knots from 270 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 21 Jul 2018, becoming 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 15 UTC, 21 Jul 2018 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
From 01 to 03 UTC, 22 Jul 2018, becoming 10 knots from 270 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 22 Jul 2018, becoming 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 12 UTC, 22 Jul 2018 1 knots from 161 degrees (SSE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 21 Jul 2018
Maximum34 oC
06 UTC, 22 Jul 2018
Maximum34 oC
22 UTC, 21 Jul 2018
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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