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 :
|Between 18, 20 Jan 2019 and 24 UTC, 21 Jan 2019
||10 knots from 020 degrees (NNE)
||No significant weather
| Time || Temperature|
|06 UTC, 21 Jan 2019|
|23 UTC, 20 Jan 2019|
|23 UTC, 21 Jan 2019|
||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.