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Press releases TAF is a description of the meteorological elements expected at an airport for a forecast period.
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Warnings The latest Aerodrome Forecast at the Hong Kong International Airport issued by the
Local Weather Hong Kong Observatory at 19:00 HKT on 15 Jan 16
Observations
TAF VHHH 151100Z 1512/1618 08010KT 7000 FEW010 SCT020 TX19/1606Z TN15/1512Z
Weather Forecast TN16/1523Z TEMPO 1512/1518 02010KT TEMPO 1600/1612 09015G25KT TEMPO
Weather Monitoring 1612/1618 VRB05KT 3000 SHRA=
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Aerodrome forecast (TAF) valid between 12 UTC, 15 Jan 2016 and 18 UTC, 16 Jan 2016 issued by the
Tropical Cyclones Hong Kong Observatory :
Aviation Weather
Services Cloud
Time Wind Visibility Weather Cloud Amount
Base
Marine Meteorological
Services Between 12, 15 Jan 10 knots from 7 km No significant 1 to 2 oktas 1000 feet
2016 and 18 UTC, 080 degrees weather 3 to 4 oktas 2000 feet
Weather Information for 16 Jan 2016 (E)
Sports Temporarily 10 knots from 7 km No significant 1 to 2 oktas 1000 feet
Weather Information for between 12 and 18 020 degrees weather 3 to 4 oktas 2000 feet
Communities UTC, 15 Jan 2016 (NNE)
China Weather Temporarily 15 knots, 7 km No significant 1 to 2 oktas 1000 feet
between 00 and 12 gusting to 25 weather 3 to 4 oktas 2000 feet
World Weather UTC, 16 Jan 2016 knots from 090
Climatological Information degrees (E)
Services Temporarily 5 knots 3000 m Moderate 1 to 2 oktas 1000 feet
Climate Forecast between 12 and 18 direction showers of 3 to 4 oktas 2000 feet
UTC, 16 Jan 2016 variable rain
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Time Temperature
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06 UTC, 16 Jan 2016 Maximum 19 oC
Tsunamis
Astronomy, Space 12 UTC, 15 Jan 2016 Minimum 15 oC
Weather and 23 UTC, 15 Jan 2016 Minimum 16 oC
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Time and Calendar okta(s): the international unit for reporting cloud amount. Cloud amount is assessed in total which is the
Radiation Monitoring, estimated total apparent area of the sky covered with cloud.
Assessment and 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.
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