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The Observatory's News (2012)

December 2012

Hong Kong Observatory Website Adopts the Latest Web Accessibility Design Standard
Time information of the 24 Solar Terms newly added in the "Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2013"
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.13 (December 2012)
'Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2011' has been published
Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2013 on sale (21 December 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2013 on sale (19 December 2012)
Launch of "Climatology for the 24 Solar Terms" webpage (17 December 2012)
Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Kowloon City and enhances weather photo quality at all observing sites
Backward Trajectory Map in November 2012
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Numerical Weather Prediction (8 December, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
The Weather of November 2012 - A humid and gloomy November
New weather information web page for senior citizens (3 December 2012)




November 2012

Seasonal forecast for winter 2012/13 (30 November 2012)
Observatory launches more polar orbiting satellite images (20 November 2012)
Penumbral lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on 28 November (15 November 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather and Life (17 November, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Backward Trajectory Map in October 2012
The Weather of October 2012 - A dry October
"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2013" now on sale (2 November 2012)




October 2012

Observatory's Website Hitting the 20 Billion Mark
Greater Pearl River Delta Weather Website Enhanced with Weather Observations Data
Launch of Online Reporting of Felt Earth Tremor
Revision of the seasonal forecast for autumn 2012 (15 October 2012)
A Facelift of the Regional Weather Charts on the Homepage
Backward Trajectory Map in September 2012
The 2nd Public Seminar cum Exhibition of "Care our Earth, Conserve our Resources" Seminar Series
Lightning Detector Design Competition
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.12 (September 2012)
Severe Typhoon Vicente (1208) (5 October 2012)
The Weather of September 2012 - A dry and warm September




September 2012

Launch of an Optimized Version of the SWIdget Service for the Severe Weather Information Centre
New Hotspot Added to "Wind Forecast for Water Sport Activities"
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.35 (September 2012)
Backward Trajectory Map in August 2012
Hong Kong Observatory Signs Co-operation Agreement with Guangdong Meteorological Bureau (14 September 2012)
Moon watching tips for Mid-Autumn Festival 2012 (13 September 2012)
Latest assessment of the annual outlook for 2012 (11 September 2012)
"MyObservatory" enhanced with trial version of "Location-based Rain Forecast"
Yangjiang lightning sensor station set up by Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao comes into operation(5 September 2012)
The Weather of August 2012 - Another hottest August




August 2012

Seasonal forecast for autumn 2012 (30 August 2012)
The Observatory enhances the history webpage (28 August 2012)
Quick Earthquake Messages Service of the Hong Kong Observatory becoming operational
More Channels to Receive Weather Warning Notifications
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Weather Affecting Aircraft Operations (25 August, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2011 (PDF File)
Backward Trajectory Map in July 2012
Hong Kong Observatory organises training course on weather observation (6 August 2012)
The Weather of July 2012 - A July with Hurricane Signal No. 10
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (2 August 2012)
Update of Real-time Weather Information Resumed Normal (1 August 2012)




July 2012

Hong Kong Observatory Internet Services Resume Normal Operation (30 July 2012)
Severe Typhoon Vicente (26 July 2012)
The 1st Public Seminar cum Exhibition of "Care our Earth, Conserve our Resources" Seminar Series
The Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Sai Kung (11 July 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong (14 July, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Backward Trajectory Map in June 2012
Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition shows students ability in application of information technology (7 July 2012)
The Weather of June 2012 - A June with less rainfall




June 2012

Science in the Public Service student project competition award presentation ceremony (30 June 2012)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.11 (June 2012)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.34 (June 2012)
Leap second to be added on 1 July (25 June 2012)
Backward Trajectory Map in May 2012
Launch of "Climatology for Festivals and Special Days" webpage
Astronomical Photo Album: Transit of Venus on 6 June 2012
The Weather of May 2012 - A warm May




May 2012

Leap second to be added on 1 July (25 June 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory and Korea Meteorological Administration sign MOU to mark closer ties (30 May 2012)
Climate Change TV Documentary - "Sinking Islands"
Partial lunar eclipse and rare transit of Venus in Hong Kong in June (23 May 2012)
Backward Trajectory Map in April 2012
Rare annular solar eclipse in Hong Kong on May 21 (7 May 2012)
The Weather of April 2012 - A warm and wet April
Launch of New Version 3.3 of "MyObservatory" for iPhone and iPad




April 2012

New name for tropical cyclone in 2012 adopted (30 April 2012)
New ambient gamma radiation information launched by the Observatory at Chek Lap Kok and Cape D'Aguilar (25 April 2012)
Leap second to be added on July 1, 2012 (19 April 2012)
Launch of New Version 2.2 of "MyObservatory" for Android
Backward Trajectory Map in March 2012
Enhancements to Computer Forecast Weather Map (5 April 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Tsunami Warning System (14 April, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
The Weather of March 2012 - A March comprising humid and dry weather




March 2012

HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.10 (March 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory launches IPv6 network time service (29 March 2012)
More schools joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (29 March 2012)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.33 (March 2012)
The Observatory launches Tai Po Kau wind information service (27 March 2012)
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (25 March 2012)
Enhancement of Weather Services with Adoption of Two Weather Icons
Director Speaking on Observatory's Latest Developments
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (24 March 2012)
Observatory launches "Weather Information for the Marine Community" website (Beta Version)
Online climate quiz
Backward Trajectory Map in February 2012
Recent seasonal forecasts and observations
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Outdoor Activities and Weather (17 March, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (24 - 25 March 2012)
The Weather of February 2012 - A cloudy and humid February




February 2012

Seasonal forecast for spring 2012
New Navigation Menu and Site Map for the Observatory's Website
Severe Weather Information Centre adds worldwide fog reports
Backward Trajectory Map in January 2012
The Observatory Promotes Popular Science Articles via Weibo and Twitter
The Weather of January 2012 - A chilly and gloomy January
New contributing members for the SWIdget Service of the Severe Weather Information Centre




January 2012

"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (4 February 2012)
Pamphlet on "Thematic Webpages for Outdoor Activities"
Observatory's Blog - Warm winter? Cold winter?
"Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition" jointly organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Observatory
Positive results of public opinion survey
The Year's Weather – 2011- An exceptionally dry 2011
"Science in the Public Service" Campaign - Public Lectures (14 January 2012)
Backward Trajectory Map in December 2011
Launch of New Version 2.1 of "MyObservatory" for Android
The Weather of December 2011 - A colder and drier December
The Observatory launches coloured weather charts
The Observatory launches the Climatological Normals for 1981-2010
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.32 (December 2011)



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