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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 25 Mar 19

TAF VHHH 251100Z 2512/2618 VRB05KT 7000 FEW020 TX24/2606Z TN19/2522Z TEMPO 2514/2521 03010KT TEMPO 2521/2524 4000 BR TEMPO 2602/2608 30010KT BECMG 2608/2610 10010KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 26/Mar/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 25 Mar 2019 and 18 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 25 Mar 2019 and 08 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 5 knots direction variable 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 14 and 21 UTC, 25 Mar 2019 10 knots from 030 degrees (NNE) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 21 and 24 UTC, 25 Mar 2019 5 knots direction variable 4000 m Mist
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
Temporarily between 02 and 08 UTC, 26 Mar 2019 10 knots from 300 degrees (WNW) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet
From 08 to 10 UTC, 26 Mar 2019, becoming 10 knots from 100 degrees (E) 7 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
2000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 26 Mar 2019
Maximum24 oC
22 UTC, 25 Mar 2019
Minimum19 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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