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Launch of New Version of "MyObservatory" for iPhone

16 July 2010

To provide more weather information for people on the move, the Hong Kong Observatory launched a new version (2.0) of "MyObservatory" for iPhone on 16 July 2010.

Apart from providing a location-based weather service by displaying real-time weather information in Hong Kong near the place where the user is located, the new version of "MyObservatory" features a series of new functions for the user to readily obtain the following weather information:

  • 7-day weather forecast;
  • Wather warnings;
  • UV index report and forecast;
  • Satellite and radar images;
  • Forecast of major world cities;
  • Astronomical and tide information;
  • Weather for south China coastal waters;
  • HKO storm track of tropical cyclones on Google map;
  • Lightning locations on Google map; and
  • HKO Youtube video

The new version is available at:

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Sample displays in the new version of "MyObservatory" a suite of weather
information is readily available to the user