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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 May 18

TAF VHHH 261700Z 2618/2724 24010KT 9999 FEW020 TX35/2706Z TN29/2621Z TN28/2721Z TEMPO 2622/2702 4500 SHRA=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 27/May/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 26 May 2018 and 24 UTC, 27 May 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 26 May 2018 and 24 UTC, 27 May 2018 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 22 UTC, 26 May 2018 and 02 UTC, 27 May 2018 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 4500 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 27 May 2018
Maximum35 oC
21 UTC, 26 May 2018
Minimum29 oC
21 UTC, 27 May 2018
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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