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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 01:00 HKT on 24 Aug 17

TAF VHHH 231700Z 2318/2424 14010KT 7000 FEW015 SCT025 TX31/2406Z TN27/2322Z TN28/2422Z TEMPO 2318/2324 3500 SHRA FEW010CB SCT020=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 24/Aug/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 23 Aug 2017 and 24 UTC, 24 Aug 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 23 Aug 2017 and 24 UTC, 24 Aug 2017 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 18 and 24 UTC, 23 Aug 2017 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 3500 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 24 Aug 2017
Maximum31 oC
22 UTC, 23 Aug 2017
Minimum27 oC
22 UTC, 24 Aug 2017
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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