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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 21 Jan 19

TAF VHHH 201700Z 2018/2124 02010KT 7000 FEW020 SCT040 TX19/2106Z TN16/2023Z TN14/2123Z=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 21/Jan/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 20 Jan 2019 and 24 UTC, 21 Jan 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 20 Jan 2019 and 24 UTC, 21 Jan 2019 10 knots from 020 degrees (NNE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
2000 feet
4000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 21 Jan 2019
Maximum19 oC
23 UTC, 20 Jan 2019
Minimum16 oC
23 UTC, 21 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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