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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 26 Jun 19

TAF VHHH 261100Z 2612/2718 16010KT 9999 FEW020 SCT030 TX33/2706Z TN28/2622Z TEMPO 2612/2622 VRB05KT TEMPO 2622/2704 VRB15G25KT 2500 TSRA SHRA FEW010CB SCT020 BKN040 TEMPO 2704/2709 24010KT=

(Next update at: 01:00HKT 27/Jun/19)

Decoded TAF in plain language:-

Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 26 Jun 2019 and 18 UTC, 27 Jun 2019 issued by the Hong Kong Observatory :

Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount Cloud Base
Between 12, 26 Jun 2019 and 18 UTC, 27 Jun 2019 10 knots from 160 degrees (SSE) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
2000 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 12 and 22 UTC, 26 Jun 2019 5 knots direction variable 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
2000 feet
3000 feet
Temporarily between 22 UTC, 26 Jun 2019 and 04 UTC, 27 Jun 2019 15 knots, gusting to 25 knots direction variable 2500 m Thunderstorm with moderate rain, Moderate showers of rain
1 to 2 oktas Cumulonimbus
3 to 4 oktas
5 to 7 oktas
1000 feet
2000 feet
4000 feet
Temporarily between 04 and 09 UTC, 27 Jun 2019 10 knots from 240 degrees (WSW) 10 km or above No significant weather
1 to 2 oktas
3 to 4 oktas
2000 feet
3000 feet

Time Temperature
06 UTC, 27 Jun 2019
Maximum33 oC
22 UTC, 26 Jun 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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