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Location-specific lightning alert service widely promoted by the Scout Association of Hong Kong

8 August 2008

The location-specific lightning alert service launched by the Observatory this May has been well received by the public and various sectors in society, especially those who often organise outdoor activities. An illustrative example is the Scout Association of Hong Kong. In recognition of the new service, the Scout Association in its latest "Hong Kong Scouting" monthly magazine introduced the lightning alert webpage and recommended the scout members to use it to ensure safety during outdoor activities. The web version of the article can be found at: (only in Chinese).

The new service is free of charge and has proved to be very handy for outdoor workers, hikers, swimmers, swimming pool operators and organisers of big outdoor events.