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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 25 May 17

TAF VHHH 250500Z 2506/2612 31010KT 7000 FEW030 TX28/2507Z TX29/2606Z TN24/2523Z BECMG 2508/2510 06010KT TEMPO 2521/2602 36010KT BECMG 2602/2604 28010KT BECMG 2608/2610 09010KT=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 25/May/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 25 May 2017 and 12 UTC, 26 May 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06 and 08 UTC, 25 May 2017 10 knots from 310 degrees (NW) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 08 to 10 UTC, 25 May 2017, becoming 10 knots from 060 degrees (ENE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
Temporarily between 21 UTC, 25 May 2017 and 02 UTC, 26 May 2017 10 knots from 360 degrees (N) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 02 to 04 UTC, 26 May 2017, becoming 10 knots from 280 degrees (W) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 08 to 10 UTC, 26 May 2017, becoming 10 knots from 090 degrees (E) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet

Time Temperature
07 UTC, 25 May 2017
Maximum28 oC
06 UTC, 26 May 2017
Maximum29 oC
23 UTC, 25 May 2017
Minimum24 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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