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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 Sep 19

TAF VHHH 191100Z 1912/2018 VRB05KT 9000 FEW035 TX32/2006Z TN26/1922Z TEMPO 1912/1916 12010KT BECMG 1922/1924 33010KT TEMPO 2009/2018 03010KT=

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

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

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

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12 and 22 UTC, 19 Sep 2019 5 knots direction variable 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 16 UTC, 19 Sep 2019 10 knots from 120 degrees (ESE) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
From 22 to 24 UTC, 19 Sep 2019, becoming 10 knots from 330 degrees (NNW) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 18 UTC, 20 Sep 2019 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 20 Sep 2019
Maximum32 oC
22 UTC, 19 Sep 2019
Minimum26 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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