TAF VMMC 230155Z 2301/2406 VRB03KT 8000 FEW015 SCT030 TEMPO 2302/2306 3500 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025 BECMG 2306/2308 24010KT TEMPO 2308/2314 VRB20G30KT 2500 TSRA FEW010CB SCT020 TEMPO 2320/2403 VRB03KT 4000 SHRA=

 

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Report Type    

TAF

Aerodrome Forecasts

Location

VMMC

Macao, China

Issuing Time

230155Z

23/08/2018 01:55 UTC

Period of validity of forecast

2301/2406

Between 23rd 01:00 UTC and 24th 06:00 UTC

Surface Wind Direction and Speed

VRB03KT

variable direction, speed 3 knots

Visibility

8000

8 kilometres

Weather

 

 

Cloud

FEW015 SCT030

amount 1-2 oktas, base 1500 feet;
amount 3-4 oktas, base 3000 feet

Expected Significant Changes

TEMPO 2302/2306 3500 SHRA FEW012CB SCT025

temporarily between 23rd 02:00 UTC and 23rd 06:00 UTC
visibility: 3500 metres
weather: rain shower
cloud: amount 1-2 oktas cumulonimbus, base 1200 feet; amount 3-4 oktas, base 2500 feet

 

BECMG 2306/2308 24010KT

becoming between 23rd 06:00 UTC and 23rd 08:00 UTC
wind: mean direction 240 degrees, speed 10 knots

 

TEMPO 2308/2314 VRB20G30KT 2500 TSRA FEW010CB SCT020

temporarily between 23rd 08:00 UTC and 23rd 14:00 UTC
wind: variable direction, speed 20 knots; gust 30 knots
visibility: 2500 metres
weather: rain with thunderstorm
cloud: amount 1-2 oktas cumulonimbus, base 1000 feet; amount 3-4 oktas, base 2000 feet

 

TEMPO 2320/2403 VRB03KT 4000 SHRA

temporarily between 23rd 20:00 UTC and 24th 03:00 UTC
wind: variable direction, speed 3 knots
visibility: 4000 metres
weather: rain shower

 

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