Public Course on "Weather Observations"
14 November 2008
The Hong Kong Observatory conducted a public course on "Weather Observations" at its headquarters on mornings of 11 and 25 October 2008. This 6-hour public course introduced the visual method to determine cloud type, visibility and state of weather. It also covered the basics on meteorological instruments, use of real-time data available on the Observatorys website, procedures for coding weather observation and interpretation of weather folklore.
Very positive feedback was received with an overall rating of 4.2 on a 5-point scale. Most of the participants expressed that the course was well-organized and useful, and could foster their interest to observe the random but predictable sky.
Demonstration of making weather observations
Practical session, explaining the principles of meteorological instruments