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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 13:00 HKT on 25 Jun 18

TAF VHHH 250500Z 2506/2612 16010KT 9999 FEW015 SCT030 TX30/2507Z TX32/2607Z TN27/2522Z TEMPO 2506/2509 3000 -TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020 TEMPO 2509/2512 3500 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025 TEMPO 2518/2603 3500 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025=

(Next update at: 19:00HKT 25/Jun/18)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 06 UTC, 25 Jun 2018 and 12 UTC, 26 Jun 2018 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 06, 25 Jun 2018 and 12 UTC, 26 Jun 2018 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 06 and 09 UTC, 25 Jun 2018 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 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 09 and 12 UTC, 25 Jun 2018 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 3500 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 18 UTC, 25 Jun 2018 and 03 UTC, 26 Jun 2018 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 3500 m Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
1200 feet
2500 feet

Time Temperature
07 UTC, 25 Jun 2018
Maximum30 oC
07 UTC, 26 Jun 2018
Maximum32 oC
22 UTC, 25 Jun 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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