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The Observatory's News (2009)

December 2009

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.24 (December 2009)
New members joining the World Weather Information Service
Observatory launches new weather satellite images (28 December 2009)
"Science in the Public Service" activities in progress
Visibility meters cover all of Victoria Harbour (22 December 2009)
Distinguished Chinese Scientist Public Talk "Climate Change in the China Region"
Partial lunar eclipse on 1 January (18 December 2009)
50 years of weather radar observations in Hong Kong (15 December 2009)
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (19 December 2009)
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (14 December 2009)
30th Anniversary of Windshear Alerting Service (10 December 2009)
Hottest decade in Hong Kong (9 December 2009)
Observatory writes for Green Forum
Fine weather for East Asian Games opening (4 December 2009)
Observatory awarded Corporate Social Responsibility Advocate Mark
The Weather of November 2009 - A November with winter's early arrival
Webpage Enhancement on Space Weather (Beta version)
Science in the Public Service - Online Quiz




November 2009

Weather website for the Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games (27 November 2009)
Observatory celebrates 60 years of voluntary weather observations (26 November 2009)
WWIS selected as one of the China's entries into the World Summit Award
Observatory to keep weather eye on East Asian Games (24 November 2009)
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (23 November 2009)
Community Weather Information Network celebrates second anniversary (21 November 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Hillfire and Weather (21 November 2009) (Cantonese only)
Results of study on impact of weather on senior citizens (12 November 2009)
The latest information on El Nino (11 November 2009)
Cartoon "Scorched Earth" broadcast on YouTube
Short Video on YouTube (6 November 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory's 2010 calendar on sale (5 November 2009)
The Weather of October 2009 - A dry and warm October




October 2009

Climate Change FAQs
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (24 October 2009)
Automatic weather station for Kwun Tong District opened (21 October 2009)
The latest information on El Nino (20 October 2009)
'Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2010' now on sale (15 October 2009)
Primary school students aware of UV radiation (13 October 2009)
"Web Clock" service
The Weather of September 2009 - A hot and wet September
Hong Kong Observatory Wins Outstanding Service Awards




September 2009

Observatory provides more real-time weather photos – overlooking Hong Kong South (30 September 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory public course : "Weather Observation" (28 November & 12 December 2009, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Welcome New Recruits of Voluntary Observing Ships
Infrared satellite pictures of Typhoon Koppu on YouTube
More UV Information available in the "Community Weather Information Network (Co-WIN)"
Radar images of Typhoon Koppu on YouTube
Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (9 September 2009)
The 2nd 'Wetlands in My Eyes' Inter-school News Reporting Contest
Pamphlet of the "Climate Change in Hong Kong"
More Wind Information for Cheung Chau (14 September 2009)
Moon phase icon now featured on HKO front page
Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2009 (11 September 2009)
Pamphlet of the "Community Weather Information Network" published
Experimental weather telephone hotline for the hearing-impaired persons (Chinese version only)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather and Outdoor Activities
 (12 September, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
The Weather of August 2009 - A very hot August




August 2009

More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (28 August 2009)
Italian-language version of weather forecast website launched today
(28 August 2009)
Climate Change FAQs
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Student Project Competition
Solar Eclipse overlooked from the Space
More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (17 August 2009)
The 20th e-Bulletin for the aviation community released
Partial Eclipse on YouTube
The Weather of July 2009 - A Warmer July




July 2009

More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (28 July 2009)
HKO front page gets a face-lift (28 July 2009)
Observations made by Hong Kong Observatory during partial solar eclipse today (22 July 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Airport Lightning (25 July, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (14 July 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory launches a website on YouTube
Notable weather photos added
The Weather of June 2009 - Less rainy June
More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (3 July 2009)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.22 (June 2009)
El Nino and La Nina




June 2009

World Meteorological Organization launches Media Kit for World Climate Conference-3
Facelift for Observatory's ultraviolet information webpage (25 June 2009)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Introduction to Nowcasting (27 June, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
CUHK and the Hong Kong Observatory Release Results of Study on Relationship between Weather and Influenza Activity in Hong Kong (18 June 2009)
Climate Change FAQs (16 June 2009)
Observatory launches new temperature station in Stanley (12 June 2009)
Bringing Youth Messages of Hong Kong to the World Climate Conference-3 (WCC-3)
Observatory enhances lightning alert service
Seasonal forecast for summer 2009
"Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" Enhancing Weather Information (2 June 2009)
The Weather of May 2009 - A dry and sunny May
Weather goes Wi-Fi




May 2009

More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (26 May 2009)
KML file showing epicentre included in the earthquake information web page
Public Talk - Weather and Everyday Life (May and June 2009)
A million a day
The Hong Kong Observatory Radiation Laboratory receives ISO 9001:2008 accreditation for its provision of radiation measurement services
Hong Kong Observatory Contributes to the Determination of the Coordinated Universal Time
The Weather of April 2009 - A dry and cooler April
More schools joining the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" (4 May 2009)




April 2009

The Observatory adds real-time weather photos overlooking northern Lantau
The Observatory's first patented invention
Unfounded rumour of tsunami
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : The Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network (18 April) (Cantonese only)
German Swiss International School joins the "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network"
More the better - new members joining the World Weather Information Service




March 2009

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.21 (March 2009)
Automatic weather station for the Wong Tai Sin District opened
"Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" Enhancing Weather Information (23 Mar 2009)
Director of Hong Kong Observatory talks on new typhoon categorisation and rainfall projection
"Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network" Enhancing Weather Information (6 Mar 2009)
Public Scientific Talk - Nowcasting at a glance -- forecasting severe weather a few hours ahead (7 Mar 2009)
The Hong Kong Observatory's global solar radiation webpage gets updated
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (21-22 March)




February 2009

New feature on lightning location information webpage
The 19th e-Bulletin for the aviation community released
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Earthquake and Tsunami (28 February, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Popular science lecture "Climatic Challenge of China in Past, Present and Future"
Workshop on Climate Change and Climate Prediction in the Pearl River Delta Region




January 2009

'Weathering the Storms' now on sale
Training course on "Interpretation of Radar and Satellite Images" for the public
Awards won by the Hong Kong Observatory
The Observatory's Environmental Radiation Exhibition Gets a Facelift



Last revision date: <11 Sep 2013>