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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 07:00 HKT on 26 Mar 19

TAF VHHH 252300Z 2600/2706 03010KT 7000 FEW020 TX25/2606Z TX26/2706Z TN21/2622Z TEMPO 2600/2602 4000 BR TEMPO 2602/2605 30010KT BECMG 2605/2607 09010KT=

(Next update at: 13:00HKT 26/Mar/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 00 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 and 06 UTC, 27 Mar 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 00 and 05 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 00 and 02 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 4000 m Mist
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 02 and 05 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 10 knots from 300 degrees (WNW) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
From 05 to 07 UTC, 26 Mar 2019, becoming 10 knots from 090 degrees (E) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 26 Mar 2019
Maximum25 oC
06 UTC, 27 Mar 2019
Maximum26 oC
22 UTC, 26 Mar 2019
Minimum21 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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