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 01:00 HKT on 18 Dec 17
TAF VHHH 171700Z 1718/1824 02010KT 7000 FEW040 TX17/1806Z TN10/1723Z TN11/1823Z=
(Next update at: 07:00HKT 18/Dec/17)
Decoded TAF in plain language:-
Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 17 Dec 2017 and 24 UTC, 18 Dec 2017
issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :
|Between 18, 17 Dec 2017 and 24 UTC, 18 Dec 2017
||10 knots from 020 degrees (NNE)
||No significant weather
| Time || Temperature|
|06 UTC, 18 Dec 2017|
|23 UTC, 17 Dec 2017|
|23 UTC, 18 Dec 2017|
||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.