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The Observatory Launches Trial Website for WMO's Aeronautical Meteorology Programme

Led by the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), a pilot project on "Aviation-weather Disaster Risk Reduction" in the Asia and South-West Pacific regions has been established by the Commission for Aeronautical Meteorology (CAeM) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The project involved the development in September 2007 of a website ( by HKO containing tropical cyclone warnings issued by weather services in China, Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines. Advisories and warnings are also issued by the Tropical Cyclone Advisory Centre of Japan, the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre of USA, and numerical forecasts of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.

The launch of the website for trial use by WMO members and aviation users has been recently reported by WMO in its online Media Centre ( .

Forecast tracks for Typhoon Sepat provided by the pilot project website.