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September 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : "Mo's Field"? (22 September 2017)
Hong Kong Observatory signs MOU with Thai Meteorological Department to strengthen meteorological collaboration (18 September 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : To the East, or to the West (15 September 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Typhoon Hazard - Storm Surge (8 September 2017)
Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2016 (8 September 2017)
The Weather of August 2017 - A hot yet stormy August (4 September 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Tropical Cyclone Track Probability Forecast (1 September 2017)




August 2017

Mobile Version of "Cloud Appreciation by Dr Tin" eBook is OUT Now (30 August 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.52 (30 August 2017)
"Satellite Imagery of Interest" : Severe Typhoon Hato (25 August 2017)
Launch of a New Version of World Weather Information Service Website (24 August 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Typhoon Hazards: Strong Winds, Heavy Rain, High Seas (22 August 2017)
The Observatory launches trial service on "Tropical Cyclone Track Probability Forecast" (21 August 2017)
Tropical Storm Roke (1707) (21 August 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Hong Kong Heat Index (18 August 2017)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in July 2017 (18 August 2017)
Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2016 (15 August 2017)
Observatory enhances the Hong Kong Heat Index information service (14 August 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Radiation Monitoring and Measurement (11 August 2017)
Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Clear Water Bay (8 August 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Localised Heavy Rain (4 August 2017)
The Weather of July 2017 - A stormy and wet July (2 August 2017)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (2 August 2017)




July 2017

Partial lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on August 7 to 8 (31 July 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Typhoon Pineapple Bun (28 July 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Aviation Community Issue No.37 (July 2017) (26 July 2017)
The Observatory launches its first ebook - "Cloud Appreciation by Dr Tin" (24 July 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : What Can We Do With a "Kidney"? (21 July 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.31 (Jul 2017) (17 July 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Ellen - The Worst in 1980s (14 July 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Beware of landslips. Don't be complacent. (7 July 2017)
Observatory's new Tap Mun wind station is operational (6 July 2017)
The Weather of June 2017 - A hot and rainy June (4 July 2017)
Severe Tropical Storm Merbok (1702) (4 July 2017)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in June 2017 (4 July 2017)




June 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : Aviators - Training (30 June 2017)
The Observatory launches trial "Extended Outlook" forecast service (29 June 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : E-Programme (23 June 2017)
Update of "MyObservatory" on iOS and Android Platforms (20 June 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Tibetan Plateau (16 June 2017)
New names adopted for tropical cyclones in 2017 (14 June 2017)
Satellite Imagery of Interest : Valley Wind (13 June 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Wanda - The Deadliest Typhoon in the Post-war Era (9 June 2017)
Hong Kong Observatory commemorates 100th anniversary of numbered typhoon signals (7 June 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Hoisting of physical typhoon signals (2 June 2017)
The Weather of May 2017 - May with a black rainstorm (2 June 2017)




May 2017

Observatory's Enhanced Lightning Location Information System becomes operational (31 May 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Mr. Chung and Dr. Louie - What you should know about hiking? (26 May 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Rainstorm Warnings in the Region (19 May 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Making of Weather Notes (12 May 2017)
Satellite Imagery of Interest : Sand/Dust Storm (11 May 2017)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in April 2017 (9 May 2017)
Wet-bulb Temperature Projection for Hong Kong in the 21st Century (8 May 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Most Calamitous Typhoons in Hong Kong (5 May 2017)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (5 May 2017)
The Weather of April 2017 - A relatively warm April (4 May 2017)




April 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : Polar "lights" (28 April 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.51 (27 April 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.30 (Apr 2017) (24 April 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather Outlook with Uncertainties (21 April 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Rain in a ball game? (14 April 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Evolution of numbered typhoon signals over the past 100 years (7 April 2017)
SCS visits Hong Kong Observatory (7 April 2017)
Observatory's history webpage updated to 2016 (6 April 2017)
The Weather of March 2017 - Fluctuating temperatures in March (5 April 2017)




March 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : When Lightning Strikes (31 March 2017)
A New Attempt - Weather-themed Micro Movie (30 March 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Cloud Lovers (24 March 2017)
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day this weekend (24 March 2017)
The Observatory launches lightning forecast (24 March 2017)
Director of Hong Kong Observatory highlights Observatory's latest developments (23 March 2017)
The Observatory enhances satellite imagery services (21 March 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Ionizing Radiation (17 March 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Storm Chasing with the New Dropsonde System (10 March 2017)
Enhancement work of the Observatory's studio (10 March 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : International Cloud Atlas (3 March 2017)
HKO and GFS join forces to introduce dropsonde system (3 March 2017)
The Weather of February 2017 - A bright February (2 March 2017)




February 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : Ionizing and non-ionizing radiation (24 February 2017)
"Satellite Imagery of Interest" : Cold Front (24 February 2017)
Observatory's weather forecasting and warning services is ISO 9001: 2015 certified (23 February 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : "Positive" Arctic Oscillation (17 February 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.50 (13 February 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Marathon (10 February 2017)
Penumbral lunar eclipse on Spring Lantern Festival (7 February 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : New Era of Climate Records (3 February 2017)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in January 2017 (2 February 2017)
The Weather of January 2017 - The warmest January on record (2 February 2017)




January 2017

"Cool Met Stuff" : Radiation Fog (27 January 2017)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (27 January 2017)
The Observatory enhances the "Dial-a-Weather" service (24 January 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : East Wind.West Wind (20 January 2017)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.29 (Jan 2017) (16 January 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Hiking (13 January 2017)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Friends of the Observatory (6 January 2017)
The Year's Weather - 2016 : A warm, wet and stormy 2016 (6 January 2017)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in December 2016 (5 January 2017)
The Weather of December 2016 - An unusually mild December (4 January 2017)




December 2016

"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather Review 2016 (30 December 2016)
Observatory adds real-time temperature information at Tai Mei Tuk (30 December 2016)
The Observatory enhances its "Met on Map" service (28 December 2016)
HKO and SCHSA remind public on precautions against cold weather (27 December 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Safe Hiking Tips (23 December 2016)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Aviation Community Issue No.36 (December 2016) (23 December 2016)
Observatory launches Hong Kong Weather Information for Tourists website (23 December 2016)
MyObservatory on iOS provided "Post of the Day" service (22 December 2016)
Leap second to be added on January 1, 2017 (22 December 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Your name please, Mr Rain. (16 December 2016)
"Satellite Imagery of Interest": Radiation Fog (13 December 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Extratropical Cyclone (9 December 2016)
Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2017 on sale (7 December 2016)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in November 2016 (6 December 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Cold Winter or Not? (2 December 2016)
The Weather of November 2016 - A wet and relatively warm November (2 December 2016)




November 2016

The Observatory launches "Post of the Day" (30 November 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : TC Warnings in the Region (25 November 2016)
Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Victoria Peak (24 November 2016)
Super Typhoon Haima (1623) (22 November 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : How Does Typhoon Baby Form? (18 November 2016)
Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2017 on sale (17 November 2016)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in October 2016 (17 November 2016)
Leap second to be added on January 1, 2017 (15 November 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Super moon comes again (11 November 2016)
"Weather, Astronomical and Tide Information" Widget for the iOS version of "MyObservatory" (11 November 2016)
Super Typhoon Sarika (1621) (10 November 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Cycling (4 November 2016)
The Weather of October 2016 - An exceptionally warm and stormy October (2 November 2016)
Tropical Storm Aere (1619) (2 November 2016)
"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2017" now on sale (1 November 2016)




October 2016

HKO signs co-operation agreement with CAAC and CMA on Asian Aviation Weather Centre (28 October 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Black ball and monsoon (28 October 2016)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (26 October 2016)
Launch of Data Collection or Production Centre for World Weather Information Service for the Public (24 October 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Are you ready for an impending typhoon? (20 October 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Do you know weather terms? (14 October 2016)
"Satellite Imagery of Interest" : Monsoon & TC (14 October 2016)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.28 (Oct 2016) (14 October 2016)
Severe Typhoon Megi (1617) (13 October 2016)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in September 2016 (13 October 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Survival for the rodent under a warming world? (7 October 2016)
The Weather of September 2016 - A September with less sunshine (4 October 2016)
Earthquake Detector Design Competition (3 October 2016)




September 2016

"Cool Met Stuff" : HK Heat Index (30 September 2016)
Super Typhoon Meranti (1614) (28 September 2016)
Tropical Cyclones in 2015 (28 September 2016)
Hong Kong Observatory organises training course on weather observation (27 September 2016)
The Observatory launches a mobile version of the Location-specific Lightning Alert Webpage (27 September 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Simple Tropical Cyclone Precautions (23 September 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Storm surge (16 September 2016)
The Observatory Launches 'Weather Notes' (14 September 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Fujiwhara effect (9 September 2016)
Mid-Autumn full moon to coincide with lunar eclipse (9 September 2016)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in August 2016 (8 September 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : TC Names (2 September 2016)
Tropical Storm Dianmu (1608) (2 September 2016)
The Weather of August 2016 - A rainy August (2 September 2016)




August 2016

The MyObservatory Supports Apple Watch (30 August 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Climate Action @ Tai O (26 August 2016)
Typhoon Nida (1604) (28 August 2016)
Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2015 (28 August 2016)
Facelift for the "Weather Information for Schools" Webpage (24 August 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather and Health - Summer (19 August 2016)
Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2015 (19 August 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Climate Change - Our Response (12 August 2016)
Severe Tropical Storm Mirinae (1603) (12 August 2016)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in July 2016 (12 August 2016)
"Satellite Imagery of Interest" : Typhoon Nida (10 August 2016)
Hong Kong Observatory "Dial-a-weather" resumes normal service (10 August 2016)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (9 August 2016)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dr Louie tells you the truth - Rowing (5 August 2016)
The Weather of July 2016 - An unusually dry and extremely hot July (2 August 2016)


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