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Automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District opens
(9 March 2010)

The opening of the automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District today
(9 March) allows people to access the latest weather information in Sham Shui Po by a variety of means, including the Hong Kong Observatory's website and Dial-a-Weather service.

Located in Lai Chi Kok Park, the new weather station is equipped to measure temperature and rainfall. It was officially opened by the member of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Mr Chan Keng-chau; Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying; District Officer (Sham Shui Po), Ms Chan Wing-shiu; and District Leisure Manager (Sham Shui Po) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr Wong Man-kin.

Dr Lee said, "The setting up of the weather station at Lai Chi Kok Park under the Observatory's 'One District One Station' initiative would not have been possible without the support and co-operation of the Sham Shui Po District Council and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Through this initiative, it is hoped that collaboration between the Observatory and the communities can be enhanced at the district level, allowing more comprehensive weather information to be provided to meet the needs of the public.

"With the launch of this weather station, the 'One District One Station' programme has been fully implemented, signifying that there is at least one automatic weather station measuring temperature in each of the 18 Hong Kong districts."

The Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Dr Chan Tung, welcomed the establishment of the automatic weather station in the district. "Sham Shui Po is one of Hong Kong's earliest industrial and commercial centres. In addition to many housing estates, there are a wide variety of community facilities including shopping centres, museum, major parks and sports ground. The temperature and rainfall information from the new weather station serve to provide the residents and visitors with the latest weather conditions here," he said.

Ms Chan was pleased to see the successful implementation of the Observatory's 'One District One Station' initiative, providing district-based weather information to local residents. "The Sham Shui Po District Office will continue to serve as a bridge to further improve the various government services in the district," she said.

"We are delighted to see the establishment of the weather station at Lai Chi Kok Park. The station provides real-time temperature information which is very useful to people having fun in the park," Mr Wong said.

The automatic weather station for the Sham Shui Po District provides the latest temperature readings round-the-clock. The public can access the information from the Observatory's "Regional Weather" webpage: 
http://www.weather.gov.hk/wxinfo/ts/display_graph_e.htm?ssp&menu=otherwxi&rwx&addbar or PDA webpage:
http://pda.hko.gov.hk/regione_ssp.htm. They can also call the Observatory's "Dial-a-Weather" hotline at 187 8200.

The rainfall information from the station is used to plot the rainfall distribution map of Hong Kong (website: http://www.hko.gov.hk/wxinfo/rainfall/isohyete.shtml).

 
(From left) Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying; District Leisure Manager (Sham Shui Po) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr Wong Man-kin; District Officer (Sham Shui Po), Ms Chan Wing-shiu; and the member of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Mr Chan Keng-chau officiating at the opening ceremony of the automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District.
(From left) Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Dr Lee Boon-ying; District Leisure Manager (Sham Shui Po) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Mr Wong Man-kin; District Officer (Sham Shui Po), Ms Chan Wing-shiu; and the member of the Sham Shui Po District Council, Mr Chan Keng-chau officiating at the opening ceremony of the automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District.

 
The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory Dr Lee Boon-ying (right) introducing the instruments in the automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District.
The Director of the Hong Kong Observatory Dr Lee Boon-ying (right) introducing the instruments in the automatic weather station for Sham Shui Po District.

 

 

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