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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 Jan 18

TAF VHHH 222300Z 2300/2406 09010KT 9000 FEW020 TX23/2306Z TX21/2406Z TN17/2323Z TEMPO 2303/2310 27010KT TEMPO 2321/2406 09015G25KT=

(Next update at: 13:00HKT 23/Jan/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 00 UTC, 23 Jan 2018 and 06 UTC, 24 Jan 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 00, 23 Jan 2018 and 06 UTC, 24 Jan 2018 10 knots from 090 degrees (E) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 10 UTC, 23 Jan 2018 10 knots from 270 degrees (W) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 21 UTC, 23 Jan 2018 and 06 UTC, 24 Jan 2018 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots from 090 degrees (E) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 23 Jan 2018
Maximum23 oC
06 UTC, 24 Jan 2018
Maximum21 oC
23 UTC, 23 Jan 2018
Minimum17 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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