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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 23 Jul 19

TAF VHHH 231100Z 2312/2418 14010KT 9999 FEW020 TX34/2406Z TN28/2322Z TEMPO 2316/2324 VRB05KT TEMPO 2323/2405 4000 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025 TEMPO 2403/2409 24010KT TEMPO 2415/2418 VRB05KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 24/Jul/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 23 Jul 2019 and 18 UTC, 24 Jul 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 23 Jul 2019 and 18 UTC, 24 Jul 2019 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 16 and 24 UTC, 23 Jul 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 23 UTC, 23 Jul 2019 and 05 UTC, 24 Jul 2019 10 knots from 140 degrees (SE) 4000 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 03 and 09 UTC, 24 Jul 2019 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 15 and 18 UTC, 24 Jul 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 24 Jul 2019
Maximum34 oC
22 UTC, 23 Jul 2019
Minimum28 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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