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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 19:00 HKT on 19 Nov 17

TAF VHHH 191100Z 1912/2018 03010KT 8000 FEW010 SCT020 TX20/1912Z TN17/1923Z TEMPO 1912/1915 10010KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 20/Nov/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 19 Nov 2017 and 18 UTC, 20 Nov 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 19 Nov 2017 and 18 UTC, 20 Nov 2017 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 15 UTC, 19 Nov 2017 10 knots from 100 degrees (E) 8 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet

Time Temperature
12 UTC, 19 Nov 2017
Maximum20 oC
23 UTC, 19 Nov 2017
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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