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HKO front page gets a face-lift

28 July 2009

The Hong Kong Observatory today (28 July) launched a more user-friendly front page. The revamped front page carries the most popular weather information on one screen and hyperlinks to other webpages have been replaced by a tool bar with a pop-up drop-down menu for easy access.

Since the launch of the Observatory's website ( and in 1996, the number of page visits has increased rapidly at an average rate of 56% per year. Last year, the number of page visits topped 1.3 billion and there could be as many as 15 million visits on a single day during severe weather. The revamping exercise is another step that the Observatory has made towards meeting the public's demand.

A keen member of the 'Friends of the Observatory' interest group, Mr Ng Pui-man is happy with the latest change, "The new design of the Observatory front page takes care of even the smallest details and presents the most popular weather information at a glance."

People are invited to contribute their comments or suggestions on this face-lift help the Observatory do its job better.

Hong Kong Observatory Website Visitors Statistics