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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 13:00 HKT on 18 Nov 18

TAF VHHH 180500Z 1806/1912 08010KT 9000 FEW012 SCT025 TX28/1806Z TX25/1906Z TN20/1823Z TEMPO 1812/1816 VRB05KT BECMG 1816/1818 34010KT TEMPO 1816/1822 2000 BR RA TEMPO 1822/1902 4000 BR -RA TEMPO 1909/1912 04010KT=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 18/Nov/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 18 Nov 2018 and 12 UTC, 19 Nov 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06 and 16 UTC, 18 Nov 2018 10 knots from 080 degrees (E) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 16 UTC, 18 Nov 2018 5 knots direction variable 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
From 16 to 18 UTC, 18 Nov 2018, becoming 10 knots from 340 degrees (NNW) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 16 and 22 UTC, 18 Nov 2018 10 knots from 340 degrees (NNW) 2000 m Mist, Moderate Rain
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 22 UTC, 18 Nov 2018 and 02 UTC, 19 Nov 2018 10 knots from 340 degrees (NNW) 4000 m Mist, Light Rain
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 12 UTC, 19 Nov 2018 10 knots from 040 degrees (NE) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 18 Nov 2018
Maximum28 oC
06 UTC, 19 Nov 2018
Maximum25 oC
23 UTC, 18 Nov 2018
Minimum20 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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