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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 17

TAF VHHH 251100Z 2512/2618 36010KT 9000 FEW015 SCT025 TX16/2606Z TN14/2523Z TEMPO 2521/2609 3500 RA TEMPO 2600/2606 36015G25KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 26/Mar/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 25 Mar 2017 and 18 UTC, 26 Mar 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 25 Mar 2017 and 18 UTC, 26 Mar 2017 10 knots from 360 degrees (N) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 21 UTC, 25 Mar 2017 and 09 UTC, 26 Mar 2017 10 knots from 360 degrees (N) 3500 m Moderate Rain
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
2500 feet
Temporarily between 00 and 06 UTC, 26 Mar 2017 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots from 360 degrees (N) 9 km No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
1500 feet
2500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 26 Mar 2017
Maximum16 oC
23 UTC, 25 Mar 2017
Minimum14 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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