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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 07:00 HKT on 23 Oct 17

TAF VHHH 222300Z 2300/2406 03010KT 9000 FEW045 TX27/2306Z TX27/2406Z TN21/2323Z BECMG 2302/2304 30010KT BECMG 2308/2310 07010KT TEMPO 2402/2406 30010KT=

(Next update at: 13:00HKT 23/Oct/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 00 UTC, 23 Oct 2017 and 06 UTC, 24 Oct 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 00 and 02 UTC, 23 Oct 2017 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
4500 feet
From 02 to 04 UTC, 23 Oct 2017, becoming 10 knots from 300 degrees (WNW) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
4500 feet
From 08 to 10 UTC, 23 Oct 2017, becoming 10 knots from 070 degrees (ENE) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
4500 feet
Temporarily between 02 and 06 UTC, 24 Oct 2017 10 knots from 300 degrees (WNW) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
4500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 23 Oct 2017
Maximum27 oC
06 UTC, 24 Oct 2017
Maximum27 oC
23 UTC, 23 Oct 2017
Minimum21 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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