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Public Weather Observation Course

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Training Course on Weather Observation
(Application closed)

 

Objectives:

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

 

Target:

 Beginners interested in weather observation.

 

Course date and time:

1st session:     09:15 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 December 2019

2nd session:     09:15 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 21 December 2019

(Two sessions with a total of about 6.5 hours)

 

Venue:

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

 

Contents:
  1. Introduction to weather observation:
    Cloud observation and classification
    Weather observation elements
    Weather phenomena and hazards
    Understanding weather reports
    Interpretation of weather radar and satellite pictures
        
  2. Meteorological instruments:
    Thermometers
    Anemometers
    Rainguages
    Barometers
    etc.

  3. Exercise:
    Weather observation
    Weather reporting

  4. Applications of weather observation:
    Interpretation of weather charts
    Weather forecasting
    Use of weather information on the MyObservatory mobile app and HKO’s website
    Sharing of weather photos and reports on the platform of the Community Weather Observing Scheme (CWOS)
    Weather proverbs

 

Speakers:

Experienced meteorological personnel of the Hong Kong Observatory

 

Language:

Cantonese

 

Fee:

HKD $140/person

 

Quota:

135 seats

 

Deadline:

21 November 2019

 

Enquiry:

2926 8318

 

Remarks:
  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 28 November.  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. If the course needs to be postponed due to bad weather or other circumstances, the participants will receive individual notifications for further arrangement.