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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 19 Aug 18

TAF VHHH 181700Z 1818/1924 23010KT 9999 FEW015 SCT030 TX32/1906Z TN27/1822Z TN27/1922Z TEMPO 1818/1824 VRB05KT TEMPO 1820/1902 3000 -TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020 TEMPO 1902/1906 4000 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025 TEMPO 1912/1924 VRB05KT TEMPO 1918/1924 4000 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 19/Aug/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 18 Aug 2018 and 24 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 18 Aug 2018 and 24 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 10 knots from 230 degrees (SW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 18 and 24 UTC, 18 Aug 2018 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 20 UTC, 18 Aug 2018 and 02 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 10 knots from 230 degrees (SW) 3000 m Thunderstorm with light rain, Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet
Temporarily between 02 and 06 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 10 knots from 230 degrees (SW) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 24 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 18 and 24 UTC, 19 Aug 2018 10 knots from 230 degrees (SW) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 19 Aug 2018
Maximum32 oC
22 UTC, 18 Aug 2018
Minimum27 oC
22 UTC, 19 Aug 2018
Minimum27 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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