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The Observatory's News (2015)

December 2015

The Observatory Renews Service for Weather Map (31 December 2015)
Tsuen Wan observation site added on "Weather Information for Astronomical Observation" webpage (31 December 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.48 (31 December 2015)
The last issue of Online Quiz Games - Space Weather (28 December 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather Review 2015 (25 December 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Climate Summit COP21 (18 December 2015)
The Observatory enhances its "Automatic Regional Weather Forecast" service (16 December 2015)
HKO and SCHSA remind public to prepare for cold season (15 December 2015)
The twentieth issue of Online Quiz Games - Radiation Protection (14 December 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather and Health - Winter (11 December 2015)
The Observatory launches "My Post Card" (11 December 2015)
HKO launches new global weather information portal (10 December 2015)
Launch of Korean-language version of World Weather Information Service website (8 December 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in November 2015 (8 December 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Huangmaozhou - protected Hong Kong over 30 years (4 December 2015)
The Weather of November 2015 - An extremely warm November (2 December 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in November 2015 (1 December 2015)




November 2015

The nineteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Radiation Monitoring and Assessment (30 November 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : South facing house is better? (27 November 2015)
Hong Kong Observatory Calendar 2016 on sale (25 November 2015)
Hong Kong Observatory Almanac 2016 on sale (23 November 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : The future of Polar Bear? (20 November 2015)
The eighteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Geomagnetism and Earthquake (16 November 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : How is climate classified? (13 November 2015)
Accreditation of the Hong Kong Observatory Ambient Gamma Radiation Level Measurement Service by the International Organization for Standardization (11 November 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in October 2015 (10 November 2015)
"Weather Widget" for the "MyObservatory" on iOS (9 November 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : More About Standby Signal No. 1 (6 November 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in October 2015 (4 November 2015)
The Weather of October 2015 - A warmer and wetter October (3 November 2015)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (2 November 2015)
The seventeenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Time Service and Astronomy (2 November 2015)
New Version 4.5 of "MyObservatory" for Android (2 November 2015)




October 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather Without Borders (30 October 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.47 (30 October 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : A Scorching Summer 2015 (23 October 2015)
The sixteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Climatology (19 October 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Dual Polarization Radar (16 October 2015)
Severe Typhoon Mujigae (1522) (16 October 2015)
"Tide Tables for Hong Kong 2016" now on sale (15 October 2015)
Summary of Meteorological and Tidal Observations in Hong Kong 2014 (15 October 2015)
Hong Kong Observatory organises training course on weather observation (14 October 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in September 2015 (12 October 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Firework and smoke (9 October 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in September 2015 (9 October 2015)
SCED officiates at opening ceremony of Tate's Cairn weather radar (8 October 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.24 (Oct 2015) (6 October 2015)
The fifteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Marine Meteorology (5 October 2015)
The Weather of September 2015 - A hot September with not much rain (5 October 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Moon illusion (2 October 2015)




September 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : Mid-Autumn super moon (25 September 2015)
The fourteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Aviation Meteorology (21 September 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : The risk from sea level rise (18 September 2015)
An extra-large full moon for the Mid-Autumn Festival (18 September 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in August 2015 (16 September 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Föhn Wind (11 September 2015)
The thirteenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Automated Weather Observation (8 September 2015)
"Two-hour Rainfall Nowcast for Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta" Web Page Enhanced (8 September 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in August 2015 (8 September 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Sunshine Duration (4 September 2015)
The Weather of August 2015 - An August with record-breaking high temperature (2 September 2015)
Special Educational Television Programme on Climate Change "Global Warming: Clear and Present Danger" (1 September 2015)




August 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : Hong Kong - What a Great Place! (28 August 2015)
The twelfth issue of Online Quiz Games - Monsoon (24 August 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Global Warming - A Consensus (21 August 2015)
SCED visits Hong Kong Observatory (19 August 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Good Partners in the Ocean (14 August 2015)
Summary of Environmental Radiation Monitoring in Hong Kong 2014 (12 August 2015)
The eleventh issue of Online Quiz Games - Meteorological Satellite (10 August 2015)
Record-breaking high temperature (8 August 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in July 2015
"Cool Met Stuff" : Meteor shower (7 August 2015)
New Widget for the "MyObservatory" on Android
Backward Trajectory Map in July 2015
The Weather of July 2015 - A relatively cloudy and rainy July




July 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : "Black Ball" (31 July 2015)
The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (31 July 2015)
Tropical Cyclones in 2014 (30 July 2015)
"Weather Information for Astronomical Observation" webpage officially in service (29 July 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.46 (28 July 2015)
Typhoon Linfa (1510)
The tenth issue of Online Quiz Games - Weather Radar (27 July 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : One degree in One hundred years! (24 July 2015)
Waterspout spotted in Hong Kong waters (22 July 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Rising Sea Level You Must Know (17 July 2015)
A new look of Observatory Website (16 July 2015)
New "Tidal Information" and "Predicted Tide" webpages (16 July 2015)
The ninth issue of Online Quiz Games - Rain (13 July 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Crepuscular Rays (10 July 2015)
An update of "MyObservatory" released for Android and Windows Phone Platforms
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.23 (Jul 2015)
Facts about Typhoon Linfa (9 July 2015)
Tropical Storm Kujira (1508)
Enhancement of Observatory's Satellite Webpage with Himawari-8 Satellite Imageries (7 July 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in June 2015
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in June 2015
"Cool Met Stuff" : Five-day tropical cyclone forecast track (3 July 2015)
2015 Public Lecture Series under the "Science in the Public Service" Campaign (4 July - 10 October)
The Weather of June 2015 - June temperatures reaching a new high




June 2015

The Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Sheung Shui (30 June 2015)
The eighth issue of Online Quiz Games - Where do Lightning and Thunder come from? (29 June 2015)
A Facelift for Television Weather Programmes (29 June 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Not A Second Less (26 June 2015)
Leap second to be added on 1 July (24 June 2015)
Extension of tropical cyclone forecast track from three days to five days (20 June 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather Modification (19 June 2015)
Centenary of marine weather forecasts in Hong Kong (16 June 2015)
More school joining the "Community Weather Information Network" (16 June 2015)
The seventh issue of Online Quiz Games - Tropical Cyclones (15 June 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Weather seen with ease as graphics turns 3D (12 June 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Solar Eclipse (5 June 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in May 2015
The Weather of May 2015 - An unusually hot May with much clouds and rain
The sixth issue of Online Quiz Games - Special Weather Phenomena (1 June 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in May 2015




May 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : Summer Sun Protection (29 May 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : The Observatory's "Beach Ball" (22 May 2015)
Observatory launches short video on hazards from tropical cyclones (22 May 2015)
Leap second to be added on July 1, 2015 (19 May 2015)
The fifth issue of Online Quiz Games - How much do you know about high level clouds? (18 May 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Inedible "Kidney" (15 May 2015)
The Observatory launches new Announcements in the Public Interest (API) on thunderstorms and tropical cyclone swells (15 May 2015)
New names adopted for tropical cyclone in 2015 (13 May 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Legends of Clouds (II) - Ahead of Storms Comes ... (8 May 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.45
Backward Trajectory Map in April 2015
The Weather of April 2015 - A warm and relatively dry April
Sea Level Measurement Device Design Competition award presentation ceremony (4 May 2015)
Launching a New iOS Version of "MyObservatory" with Several New Features
The fourth issue of Online Quiz Games on "Medium level clouds" is now out (4 May 2015)
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in April 2015
"Cool Met Stuff" : Legends of Clouds (I) - Lightning and Thunder (1 May 2015)




April 2015

The latest issue of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (30 April 2015)
The Observatory enlarges the area of its Computer Forecast Weather Map (28 April 2015)
Sea Level Measurement Device Design Competition (28 April 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Mobile Sounding (24 April 2015)
The third issue of "Online Quiz Games" has been released (22 April 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Rainy Season (17 April 2015)
Come and Play the Second Issue of "Online Quiz Games" (16 April 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : The ABC's of Climate (10 April 2015)
Projections of extreme temperature events for Hong Kong in the 21st century (10 April 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in March 2015
"Cool Met Stuff" : Do you know the date of Easter? (3 April 2015)
The Weather of March 2015 - A warm March with rainfall deficit
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in March 2015
Let's Play "Online Quiz Games" Now (1 April 2015)




March 2015

The Observatory enhances its "Automatic Regional Weather Forecast" service (31 March 2015)
HKO e-Bulletin for the Marine Community Issue No.22 (Mar 2015)
Observatory's history webpage updated to 2014 (30 March 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : World Meteorological Day (27 March 2015)
The Observatory provides ambient gamma radiation levels on GIS-based Platform (27 March 2015)
Climate Change Pamphlet - "HONG KONG IN A WARMING WORLD"
Hong Kong Observatory Open Day this weekend (26 March 2015)
Total lunar eclipse in Hong Kong on April 4 (25 March 2015)
Director of Hong Kong Observatory highlights the Observatory's latest developments (23 March 2015)
The Observatory launches new version of satellite webpage (23 March 2015)
New Version of the Climatological Information Services Webpage (23 March 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : The cost of feeding a warming world (20 March 2015)
Automatic weather station at Yuen Long Park opens (20 March 2015)
Mobile Version of Educational Resources with Quiz Games (18 March 2015)
Global Earthquake Information Webpage (Beta Version)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Watch Out for Fog (13 March 2015)
2015 Hong Kong Observatory Open Day (9 March 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Contrails (6 March 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in February 2015
The Weather of February 2015 - A warm February




February 2015

"Cool Met Stuff" : "Take Off at Shek Kong" (27 February 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Flowers Blossom for Lunar New Year (20 February 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Halos and Coronae (13 February 2015)
Enhancement of "Weather Information for Astronomical Observation" webpage
"Cool Met Stuff" : "Like Frost Like Snow" (6 February 2015)
Local apparent right ascension and apparent declination of the Sun in 2015
Backward Trajectory Map in January 2015
The Weather of January 2015 - A sunny January
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in January 2015




January 2015

The latest issue (57th) of Friends of the Observatory Chinese newsletter has been published (30 January 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Fallstreak Hole (30 January 2015)
Hong Kong Observatory public seminar : Understanding Radiation (7 February, Saturday) (Cantonese only)
Fallstreak hole on the move II (29 January 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Aurora Watching (23 January 2015)
Fallstreak hole on the move (23 January 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Coldest Spots in Hong Kong (16 January 2015)
Tropical cyclone bulletins during the passage of Typhoon Dot (1964), Ruby (1964) and Wanda (1962)
HKO e-Bulletin on Educational Resources Issue No.44 (January 2015)
"Cool Met Stuff" : Wind Chill on Hilltops (9 January 2015)
Backward Trajectory Map in December 2014
The Year's Weather - 2014 : An unusually hot and thundery 2014
Overview of Tropical Cyclones in December 2014
The Weather of December 2014 - A Relatively Cool and Cloudy December
"Cool Met Stuff" : "Cold Weather Warning" (2 January 2015)
HKO launches Electronic Weather Observation Log Book (2 January 2015)