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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 17 Nov 19

TAF VHHH 170500Z 1706/1812 27010KT 8000 FEW030 TX27/1706Z TX27/1806Z TN21/1722Z BECMG 1709/1711 VRB05KT BECMG 1721/1723 35010KT TEMPO 1809/1812 35015G25KT=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 17/Nov/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 17 Nov 2019 and 12 UTC, 18 Nov 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06 and 09 UTC, 17 Nov 2019 10 knots from 270 degrees (W) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 09 to 11 UTC, 17 Nov 2019, becoming 5 knots direction variable 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
From 21 to 23 UTC, 17 Nov 2019, becoming 10 knots from 350 degrees (N) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet
Temporarily between 09 and 12 UTC, 18 Nov 2019 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots from 350 degrees (N) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 17 Nov 2019
Maximum27 oC
06 UTC, 18 Nov 2019
Maximum27 oC
22 UTC, 17 Nov 2019
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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