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Briefing on Aviation Weather Services by the Observatory

5 March 2013

The Observatory organised the annual briefing on Aviation Weather Services on 4 March 2013 at the Cathay Pacific City, Chek Lap Kok, to familiarise pilots and airline representatives with the latest developments of aviation weather services. The briefing was enthusiastically received with about 70 participants from the local aviation industry. Contents included the latest developments of the Observatory's windshear and turbulence alerting service, new forecast products on significant convection at the airport, as well as new features of the Aviation Meteorological Information Dissemination System (AMIDS), a system dedicated to support aviation users. The event enhanced users' understanding of the Observatory's services and provided a good opportunity for direct contact between Observatory staff and specialised users.


Observatory staff introducing the characteristics of low-level windshear in the vicinity of the Hong Kong International Airport to aviation users.