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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 01:00 HKT on 26 Sep 17

TAF VHHH 251700Z 2518/2624 12010KT 9999 FEW015 TX34/2606Z TN28/2522Z TN28/2622Z TEMPO 2518/2602 VRB05KT TEMPO 2602/2609 27010KT BECMG 2612/2614 VRB05KT=

(Next update at: 07:00HKT 26/Sep/17)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 18 UTC, 25 Sep 2017 and 24 UTC, 26 Sep 2017 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 18, 25 Sep 2017 and 12 UTC, 26 Sep 2017 10 knots from 120 degrees (ESE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
1500 feet
Temporarily between 18 UTC, 25 Sep 2017 and 02 UTC, 26 Sep 2017 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
1500 feet
Temporarily between 02 and 09 UTC, 26 Sep 2017 10 knots from 270 degrees (W) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
1500 feet
From 12 to 14 UTC, 26 Sep 2017, becoming 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
1500 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 26 Sep 2017
Maximum34 oC
22 UTC, 25 Sep 2017
Minimum28 oC
22 UTC, 26 Sep 2017
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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