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Long-Range Weather Radars

The Hong Kong Observatory installed a Doppler weather radar at Tai Mo Shan (TMS), the highest mountain in Hong Kong. The TMS weather radar, backed up by another Doppler weather radar at Tate's Cairn (TC), forms a reliable source of radar data for short-range weather forecasting. 

The TMS and TC weather radars detect the location and intensity of rain areas as well as wind direction and wind speed within a few hundred kilometres of Hong Kong. These information are very useful in detecting and tracking severe weather systems such as rainstorms and tropical cyclones. 

Doppler weather radar at Tai Ma Shan

Doppler weather radar at Tai Mo Shan