"Should I pack more clothes for my trip?" This is a common question people ask before they travel abroad. Now, the answer is right at their fingertips. The Hong Kong Observatory today (May 27) launches a webpage showing weather at airports around the world (Fig. 1). This is part of the Observatory's effort to enhance its weather services on the Internet.
The new webpage provides such information as the forecast weather, the minimum and the maximum temperatures for airports. They are based on the official weather information received from international airports that issue weather reports and forecasts regularly.
In late 2002, the Observatory launched a webpage on World Weather Information. It contains weather information for more than 800 cities around the world. Now added to the list is the weather information for
more than 1000 airports worldwide from the webpage on World Airport Weather.
"Summer is coming. It is a high season for vacation overseas. We hope that this webpage will help people, particularly travellers, get hold of the weather at destination airports as they draw up their itineraries, enabling
them to take along appropriate clothes and gear for their trips," Chief Experimental Officer of the Observatory Mr Lui Wing-hong said.
Members of the public are welcome to visit the 'World Airport Weather' websites at:
There are also links to this website from the 'World Weather Information' websites at:
Fig. 1 World Airport Weather webpage showing the temperatures and weather conditions at airports around the world