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Rainbows over Hong Kong
(30 August 2005)

Rainbows were observed over Victoria Habour after the morning showers on 30 August 2005 (Tuesday). The attached pictures (Figures 1 and 2) were taken around 8 a.m. from the Observatory Headquarters at Tsim Sha Tsui, looking west towards Kowloon Park and western Kowloon.

Some statistics of rainbow observation from 2000 to 2004 are tabulated in Table 1 for reference.
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2000 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
2001 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2003 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 5
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2


For background information about rainbow formation, please refer to
http://www.weather.gov.hk/education/edu06nature/ele_rainbow_e.htm


Picture 1	Rainbow over Victoria Harbour on the morning of 30 August
Picture 1    Rainbow over Victoria Harbour on the morning of 30 August


Picture 2 	Rainbows over Victoria Harbour on the morning of 30 August
Picture 2     Rainbows over Victoria Harbour on the morning of 30 August



Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>