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The Observatory's News (2011)

December 2011

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.9 (December 2011)
Share Articles and Information on the Observatory's Website
Astronomical Photo Album: Numerous Stars Accompanying Dark Moon
Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2012 on sale (23 December 2011)
More reference places available in digital weather forecast service (23 December 2011)
Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2012 on sale ( 22 December 2011)
Astronomical Photo Album: Total Lunar Eclipse on 10 Dec 2011
Launch of Polish-language version of World Weather Information Service website (13 December 2011)
Winter temperature and rainfall of Hong Kong under the influence of La Nina (12 December 2011)
Launch of New Version 2.0 of "MyObservatory" for Android
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (17 December 2011)
Seasonal forecast for winter 2011/2012 (7 December 2011)
Backward Trajectory Map in November 2011
The Observatory Enhances the Service on Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
The Weather of November 2011 - A warm November




November 2011

Hong Kong Observatory signs co-operation agreement with Shenzhen Meteorological Bureau (25 November 2011)
Total lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on December 10
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (26 November 2011)
Community Weather Information Network launches Community Weather Observing Scheme (19 November 2011)
Tropical cyclone warnings during the passage of typhoons York, Ellen and Hope (17 November 2011)
Backward Trajectory Map in October 2011
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (31 October 2011)
The Weather of October 2011 - A cooler and wetter October
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Dissemination of Weather Information (5 November, Saturday) (Cantonese only)




October 2011

More Channels to Deliver Observatory's Weather Video Clips
The Observatory launches revamped "Weather Information for Hiking and Mountaineering" webpage
The Observatory Enhances the Enquiry Service in Weather Warnings and Signals Record
The 8th Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series
Backward Trajectory Map in September 2011
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : The Origin of Tropical Cyclone Names (15 October, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2010 Released
HKO launches MyWeather mobile application (10 October 2011)

Launch of New Version 3.1 of "MyObservatory" for iPhone

The Weather of September 2011 - A dry and warm September

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.31 (September 2011)




September 2011

Climate Change FAQs - UPDATED
The Observatory increases real-time weather photos (27 September 2011)
The Observatory won the Civil Service Departmental Service Enhancement Award
Revision of the annual outlook for 2011 (15 September 2011)
Backward Trajectory Map in August 2011
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.8 (September 2011)
The Weather of August 2011 - One of the hottest August on record




August 2011

Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2011 (29 August 2011)
The Observatory Delivers Earthquake Messages Via More Channels
"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2012" now on sale (22 August 2011)
"Science in the Public Service" Student Project Competition
Backward Trajectory Map in July 2011
The 7th Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series
The Weather of July 2011 - A relatively dry July




July 2011

The Observatory launches "Regional Lightning Counts" web pages
Chinese domain names of Hong Kong Observatory website launched
Hong Kong Observatory hosts training workshop on severe weather forecasting and warning services ( 15 July 2011 )
Backward Trajectory Map in June 2011
Observatory launches project to provide city weather forecasts to Asian developing countries
Revision of the annual outlook for 2011 (6 July 2011)
The Weather of June 2011 - A hot and wet June




June 2011

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.7 (June 2011)
Community Weather Information Network wins Royal Meteorological
Society award
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.30 (June 2011)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Mega Earthquake
(2 July, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
General Education Lectures on Aviation Weather
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Emergency Radiation Monitoring
(18 June, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Backward Trajectory Map in May 2011
Total lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on 16 June (2 June 2011)
Radiation Monitoring of Soil (2 June 2011)
The Weather of May 2011 - A sunny and relatively dry May




May 2011

New tropical cyclone names in 2011 (30 May 2011)
The 6th Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series
Hong Kong Observatory fully resumes normal monitoring of radioactivity in air (26 May 2011)
Observatory to enhance earthquake information release (24 May 2011)
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (19 May 2011)
Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2010 (PDF File)
Launch of New Version 1.1 of "MyObservatory" for Android
Backward Trajectory Map in April 2011
Hong Kong Observatory to resume normal air monitoring (11 May 2011)
The Weather of April 2011 - A sunny and dry April
Radiation Monitoring of Sea Water (4 May 2011)
Storm Surge Records Database (4 May 2011)




April 2011

The Observatory Enhances Information Delivery on Weibo and Twitter
The Observatory's New Radiological Survey Vehicle Officially Launched (27 April 2011)
New "Tsing Yi" Station (20 April 2011)
Radiation Monitoring of Rain and Air (19 April 2011)
Hong Kong Observatory Wins ICT Awards
"Severe Weather Information Centre" website selected as one of the China's entries into the World Summit Award
HKO launches Aviation-weather Disaster Risk Reduction Website and meteorological data programme (18 April 2011)
Backward Trajectory Map in March 2011
Observatory releases concentration of artificial radionuclides detected in air samples in Hong Kong (11 April 2011)
The Observatory detected very minute amount of radioactive Caesium-137 from air sample collected at King's Park (10 April 2011)
The Observatory launches iPhone/iPad supported Web Clock (Trial) (8 April 2011)
Radiation Monitoring of Sea Water (6 April 2011)
Radiation Monitoring of Soil and Air (4 April 2011)
The Weather of March 2011 - A cooler and dry March
The Observatory contributes more data for climate change studies (4 April 2011)
Launching of My Little Observatory website (4 April 2011)
Mechanism between Hong Kong and Guangdong on information exchange during nuclear emergencies (1 April 2011)

Climate Change FAQs - UPDATED




March 2011

Observatory releases concentration of radioactive iodine detected in air samples in Hong Kong (31 March 2011)

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.6 (March 2011)

Astronomical Photo Album: M16 The Eagle Nebula

HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.29 (March 2011)
Redesigned Tropical Cyclone Webpages on the Hong Kong Observatory Website (29 March 2011)
The Observatory's Weibo service is very well received (28 March 2011)
Hong Kong Observatory open to public (27 March 2011)
Director's Collectanea on sale (25 March 2011)
The Observatory enhances its Website with Ultraviolet-A (UVA) Radiation Information (23 March 2011)
Italian-language Google Earth version of World Weather Information Service website launched (23 March 2011)

Observatory Director on Department's Recent Work and 2011 Work Programmes (23 March 2011)
The Observatory Delivers Weather News on Weibo (23 March 2011)
PDA version of HKO website gets a face-lift (23 March 2011)
Quick Earthquake Messages on Twitter Trial Version (23 March 2011)
HKObservatory@YouTube Hitting the 1 Million Mark (22 March 2011)
"MyObservatory" Hitting the 400 Million Mark (22 March 2011)
Radiation Monitoring Special Webpage for Nuclear Accident (18 March 2011)

Russian-language version of World Weather Information Service website launched (18 March 2011)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (18 March 2011 updated)

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (19 March 2011)

Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (26 - 27 March)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (17 March 2011 updated)

The Observatory launches the Sand and Dust Weather Information webpage (17 March 2011)

Real-time ambient gamma radiation levels in Hong Kong released by the Observatory (16 March 2011)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (16 March 2011 updated)
Backward Trajectory Map in February 2011

The radiation level in Hong Kong is normal (15 March 2011)

World Meteorological Organization announced the service enhancement of Severe Weather Information Centre (15 March 2011)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (15 March 2011 updated)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (14 March 2011 updated)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (13 March 2011)

Will the radioactive materials from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reach Hong Kong? (12 March 2011)

Special Press Release on Tsunami (11 March 2011)

Launch of New Version 3.0 of "MyObservatory" for iPhone (10 March 2011)

Observatory's digital regional weather forecast extended to three days (9 March 2011)

A February mixed with cold and mild weather

More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (1 March 2011)




February 2011

Astronomical Photo Album: The Moon: Near and Far

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (5 March 2011)

Projections for Extreme Temperatures in Hong Kong in the 21st Century (23 February 2011)

The 5th Public Seminar cum Exhibitions of Global Warming and Climate Variation Seminar Series
Backward Trajectory Map in January 2011

The coldest January since 1977




January 2011

Meteorological authorities of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao enjoy silver jubilee and launch Greater Pearl River Delta Weather Website

Astronomical Photo Album: Smiley Face in the Night Sky

Long term trend of the annual number of hours of reduced visibility in Hong Kong from 1968 to 2010
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (15 January 2011)
Backward Trajectory Map in December 2010

The Year's Weather - 2010

The Weather of December 2010 - A milder December with significant temperature variation



Last revision date: <11 Sep 2013>