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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 23 Jan 19

TAF VHHH 221700Z 2218/2324 04010KT 7000 FEW035 TX19/2306Z TN12/2223Z TN14/2321Z TEMPO 2218/2224 TEMPO 2303/2309 32010KT 4000 HZ BECMG 2309/2311 10005KT=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 23/Jan/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 22 Jan 2019 and 24 UTC, 23 Jan 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 22 Jan 2019 and 09 UTC, 23 Jan 2019 10 knots from 040 degrees (NE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
Temporarily between 18 and 24 UTC, 22 Jan 2019 10 knots from 040 degrees (NE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 09 UTC, 23 Jan 2019 10 knots from 320 degrees (NW) 4000 m Haze
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 23 Jan 2019, becoming 5 knots from 100 degrees (E) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 23 Jan 2019
Maximum19 oC
23 UTC, 22 Jan 2019
Minimum12 oC
21 UTC, 23 Jan 2019
Minimum14 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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