A new Satellite Imagery of Interest is now available on the Observatory's website. The satellite imagery shows distributions of sea surface temperatures over the South China Sea and western North Pacific in 22-28 May 2018 and a comparison of those observed in the same period last year.
In late May 2018, the persistent dominance of an anticyclone aloft brought prolonged very hot weather to Hong Kong. Using satellite data in 22-28 May 2018, the derived sea surface temperatures (SST) over the northern part of the South China Sea and western North Pacific to the east of Taiwan were generally higher than those in the same period last year. (The imagery was generated by Japan Meteorological Agency’s Himawari-8 satellite data)
Note: SST is not available over areas with white colour due to blockage of clouds.
You are welcome to visit the Observatory's Weather Satellite Imagery webpage for details.