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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 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 :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 17 Dec 2017 and 24 UTC, 18 Dec 2017 10 knots from 020 degrees (NNE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
4000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 18 Dec 2017
Maximum17 oC
23 UTC, 17 Dec 2017
Minimum10 oC
23 UTC, 18 Dec 2017
Minimum11 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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