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The Observatory's News (2010)

December 2010

Observatory launches "Weather Information for Fishermen" website
(Beta Version)

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.5 (December 2010)

New SWIdget Service of Severe Weather Information Centre Gaining Popularity

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.28 (December 2010)

Observatory's Regional Weather webpage adds weather information
from Hong Kong Sea School (28 December 2010)

Severe Weather Information Centre adds worldwide gale reports
(28 December 2010)

Frost Sighted at Tai Mo Shan (16 December 2010)

The Observatory launches Palm Clock

Partial lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on 21 December (9 December 2010)

Astronomical Photo Album: Partial Solar Eclipse
Backward Trajectory Map in November 2010
Automatic weather station at Tsuen Wan Shing Mun Valley in trial operation
(7 December 2010)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Lightning and Thunderstorm
(11 December, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
HKO's Calendar 2011 now on sale (7 December 2010)
The Observatory and the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association remind senior citizens to beware of low temperatures in winter (3 December 2010)
Long term co-operation between Hong Kong Observatory and China Meteorological Administration (2 December 2010)

The Weather of November 2010 - A sunny November
Enhancement on HKO's Service on Twitter




November 2010

Android Version of "MyObservatory" Launched Today (30 November 2010)
Forecast for winter 2010/11 (December 2010 - February 2011) for Hong Kong
(26 November 2010)
The Observatory lends support to Guangzhou's Asian Games
Supplementary Press Release on the Locally Felt Earth Tremor in the afternoon on 19 November 2010 (19 November 2010)
Hong Kong Observatory establishes liaison group for shipping community
(18 November 2010)
Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2011 on sale (15 November 2010)

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(15 November 2010)

Community Weather Information Network launches new online
educational resources platform (13 November 2010)

Astronomical Photo Album: The Ring Nebula, M57

How To Get MyObservatory onto my iPad?

Climate Change FAQs - UPDATED

'MyObservatory' Hitting the 100 Million Mark

WWIS website Hitting the 800 Million Mark

Backward Trajectory Map in October 2010

Original background music clips added to YouTube weather video

The Weather of October 2010 - A cool and dry October




October 2010

Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather at the South Pole
(30 October, Saturday) (Cantonese only)

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (25 October 2010)

The 4th Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series (15 October 2010)

The Observatory lends support to India's Commonwealth Games
(15 October 2010)

Astronomical Photo Album: The Running Man Nebula NGC 1977

Will the coming winter in Hong Kong be colder than normal?
(14 October 2010)

One more school joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(12 October 2010)

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.4 (September 2010)
Backward Trajectory Map in September 2010

The Weather of September 2010 - A wet September with record-breaking lightning activity
Weather chart information enhanced (1 October 2010)




September 2010

More weather information on web from the Observatory's new computer model (27 September 2010)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.27 (September 2010)
What is the application of geomagnetic knowledge? (27 September 2010)
Join the Second Online Quiz on Aeronautical Meteorology
to win a CAeM-XIV souvenir
"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2011" now on sale (16 September 2010)
The Observatory Delivers Weather News on Twitter
Public's reports of unidentified flying objects (10 September 2010)

Astronomical Photo Album: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The Observatory registers record-breaking number of lightning strokes
(9 September 2010)
Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2010 (8 September 2010)
Backward Trajectory Map in August 2010

Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather and Outdoor Activities
(11 September, Saturday) (Cantonese only)

The Weather of August 2010 - A hot and sunny August
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(1 September 2010)




August 2010

What effect does the Earth's geomagnetic field have on human beings and other life forms? (26 August 2010)

New automatic weather station at Tsing Yi Island in trial operation
(23 August 2010)

Enhanced tropical cyclone information service (23 August 2010)

Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2009 Released

Astronomical Photo Album: Jupiter

Backward Trajectory Map in July 2010

The Observatory launches the Beta Version of Greater Pearl River Delta Weather Warning Webpage (6 August 2010)

One more school joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(6 August 2010)

Solar flare eruption on 1 August 2010

The 3rd Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and
Climate Variation Seminar Series

The Weather of July 2010 - A hot but rainy July




July 2010

"Science in the Public Service" activities in the limelight
Waterspout Spotted in Hong Kong Waters (27 July 2010)
What cause the Earth's geomagnetic field? (27 July 2010)

World Meteorological Organization announced the launch of SWIdget
in Severe Weather Information Centre (23 July 2010)

The Observatory provides more exposure information of wind stations
(20 July 2010)

Launch of New Version of "MyObservatory" for iPhone (16 July 2010)

Training course on "Weather Observation" for the public (15 July 2010)
(Cantonese only)

Enhanced tropical cyclone track webpage (14 July 2010)

The latest information on El Nino and La Nina (14 July 2010)

Putonghua Weather Briefing (in Chinese only) (9 July 2010)

Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2009 (PDF File)

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(6 July 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in June 2010

The Weather of June 2010 - A gloomy and rainy June

Astronomical Photo Album: Globular Cluster, M13 (5 July 2010)
The Observatory launched new satellite and radar web pages (2 July 2010)




June 2010

What is the Earth's geomagnetic field? (30 June 2010)

Severe Weather Information Centre new SWIdget service launched today
(29 June 2010)

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.26 (June 2010)

Climate Change FAQs - UPDATED

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.3 (June 2010)

World Meteorological Organization announced the showcase of the World Weather Information Service in Shanghai World Expo

“Rainfall Nowcast for the Pearl River Delta Region” Webpage Revamped

Partial lunar eclipse will occur in Hong Kong's night sky on 26 June (17 June 2010)

The latest information on El Nino (14 June 2010)

The Observatory adds more real-time weather photos (9 June 2010)

Hong Kong Observatory was commended for its contribution to the
no-barrier service (8 Jun 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in May 2010

Astronomical Photo Album: Star Trails (4 Jun 2010)

One more school joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(3 Jun 2010)

The Weather of May 2010 - a month with close to normal temperature but uneven rainfall distribution




May 2010

World Weather Information Service showcased in Shanghai World Expo
(31 May 2010)

New Climatological Information Service Webpage (27 May 2010)

Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Volcanic Eruption and Climate Change (5 June, Saturday) (Cantonese only)

Facelift for the Observatory's Climate Change Webpage (25 May 2010)

Combating Climate Change Campaign World Environment Day 2010
cum Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series

Enhancement of Observatory's Webpage on El Nino and La Nina
(24 May 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in April 2010

Observatory launches Star Ferry wind information service (12 May 2010)

Astronomical Photo Album: Meteor Showers

Tai Miu Wan real-time tidal information online (6 May 2010)

Hong Kong Po Shan Seismograph Station Joins Global Seismographic
Network (5 May 2010)

User Guide on "Lightning Alert Service" for managers of outdoor
activity venues (5 May 2010) (PDF File)

The Weather of April 2010 - A cool and gloomy April




April 2010

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(30 April 2010)

Future version of World Weather Information Service website launched today (29 April 2010)

Precautions urged during rainy and tropical cyclone season (27 April 2010)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Instant Weather Through Network Cameras (24 April 2010, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Astronomical Photo Album on the Web (12 April 2010)
The latest information on El Nino (8 April 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in March 2010

Direct and diffuse solar radiation information added to Observatory's website (1 April 2010)

The Weather of March 2010 - A mild and dry March




March 2010

Hong Kong Observatory Clock (Google gadget)

Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series (31 March 2010)

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
(30 March 2010)

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.25 (March 2010)

Hong Kong Observatory open to public (28 March 2010)

Public Talk - Weather and Everyday Life (April 2010)

Observatory director on 2010 work programmes and climate change
(23 March 2010)

"MyObservatory" Weather at your location (23 March 2010)

Observatory launches 'Digital Weather Forecast' webpage (23 March 2010)

Observatory enhances its Weather Radar Image Webpage (23 March 2010)

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (15 March 2010)

Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (27 - 28 March)

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

Results of Science in the Public Service online quiz announced (6 March 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in February 2010

The Weather of February 2010 - February is humid and warm despite a cold snap




February 2010

"Director's Blog" on sale (25 February 2010)

Observatory enhances space weather webpage (23 February 2010)

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (22 February 2010)

New seismograph station enhances earthquake monitoring capability (18 February 2010)

Shaping Aviation Weather Services in the 21st Century (11 February 2010)

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (9 February 2010)

Backward Trajectory Map in January 2010

New member joining the World Weather Information Service

Observatory official elected president of the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology of the World Meteorological Organization (5 February 2010)

The Observatory provides more weather information over the GovWiFi Network

Meteorological experts shaping future of aviation weather services (3 February 2010)
 The Weather of January 2010 - A milder January
 Video on lightning on YouTube (Chinese Only)




January 2010

Observatory launches new service for windsurfers (29 January 2010)
"Science in the Public Service" Student Project Competition - Deadline extended
Partial Solar Eclipse on YouTube
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (23 January 2010)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community
Observations by Hong Kong Observatory during partial solar eclipse today (15 January 2010)
Climate Change FAQs - UPDATED
Monthly and Seasonal Backward Trajectory Maps
More organisations joining the "Community Weather Information Network"
The Year's Weather - 2009
Online Quiz on Aeronautical Meteorology
The Weather of December 2009 - A cool December
Solar eclipse on 15 January (04 January 2010)



Last revision date: <11 Sep 2013>