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Public Weather Observation Course

Training Course on Weather Observation

(Successfully Concluded)


To provide interested members of the public with basic knowledge in weather observation and its applications.


Beginners interested in weather observation.

Course date and time:

1st session: 09:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

2nd session: 09:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 3 March 2018.

(Two sessions with a total of about 6 hours)


1st session: Hong Kong Museum of History

                   Lecture Hall

                   100 Chatham Road South

                   Tsim Sha Tsui

                   Kowloon, Hong Kong

2nd session: Hong Kong Observatory

                   Conference Hall

                   Centenary Building

                   134A Nathan Road

                   Kowloon, Hong Kong


(1) Introduction to weather observation:

       Cloud and visibility observation

       Weather observation elements

       Weather phenomena and hazards

       Tropical cyclone related weather

       Understanding coded weather reports

(2) Meteorological instruments:






(3) Practical work:

       Weather observation

       Coding of weather reports

(4) Applications of weather observation:

       Interpretation of weather charts

       Use of weather information on the “MyObservatory” mobile app and HKO’s website

       Sharing platform for the Community Weather Observing Scheme (CWOS)

       Weather proverbs


Experienced meteorological personnel of the Hong Kong Observatory




HKD $140/person


135 seats

Method of application:

Application is now close

Deadline of application:

7 February 2018, 12:00 noon


2926 8318 (Ms. Yeung)


(1) A random ballot will be held in case of oversubscription. The ballot will be held in unit of entry form. All the applicants in the drawn entry form will be selected.

(2) Successful applicants will be informed by email on or before 9 February 2018. Unsuccessful applicants will NOT be notified individually.

(3) Participants will be notified to pay the course fee by cross cheque payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”. Please indicate “Weather Observation Course”, list of participant name(s) on the application form, and contact phone number at the back of the cheque.

(4) Arrangement during bad weather conditions:

If Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is still in force after 7 a.m. on the day of the course, the course will be postponed. Participants will receive individual notifications for further arrangement.