The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) will organise a weather observation training course in November. Members of the public are welcome to join.
The course will be taught by experienced meteorological personnel of the HKO. The content mainly covers basic weather observation techniques and methods, such as observation and classification of clouds. Lecturers will also introduce various weather phenomena and hazards, the interpretation of weather charts, radar and satellite pictures, as well as the use of weather information on "MyObservatory" mobile app and the HKO website. Participants will then have a better understanding of the weather, which enables them to take appropriate actions in response to its changes. During the course, participants will have opportunities to conduct weather observation and weather report coding. They will also learn to make use of the platforms on the Community Weather Observing Scheme (co-win.org/index.php/en or www.facebook.com/icwos) to share weather information.
The course consists of two sessions, to be held on November 19 and 26 from 9.15am to around 12.30pm at the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Hong Kong Observatory Headquarters respectively. Both sessions will be conducted in Cantonese. The course fee is $130 per person.
Those interested can read the details and download the application form (in Chinese only) from www.weather.gov.hk/education/edu03course/course/coursec_1611_e.htm or call 1878 200, followed by keying in 7-5-2 after language selection, to obtain the form by fax.