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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 27 Jun 17

TAF VHHH 261700Z 2618/2724 21010KT 9999 FEW015 SCT030 TX34/2706Z TN29/2622Z TN29/2722Z=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 27/Jun/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 26 Jun 2017 and 24 UTC, 27 Jun 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 26 Jun 2017 and 24 UTC, 27 Jun 2017 10 knots from 210 degrees (SSW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 27 Jun 2017
Maximum34 oC
22 UTC, 26 Jun 2017
Minimum29 oC
22 UTC, 27 Jun 2017
Minimum29 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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