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New Version of "MyWorldWeather" with Additional Language Support and Enhanced User-interface

19 August 2013

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) launched a new version of mobile app "MyWorldWeather" today (19 August 2013). With the assistance of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology of Oman, the M?t?o-France, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), "MyWorldWeather" incorporates support for Arabic and French languages. The user interface of the app has also been enhanced to enable user to select the home city, whose weather forecast would be automatically displayed on startup screen of the app.

The "MyWorldWeather" features the World Weather Information Service under the auspices of the WMO. The mobile app was first launched in October 2011, and currently supported nine languages, viz. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish. It was the worlds first ever weather service providing official city weather forecasts around the world for people on the move. At present, official weather forecasts for about 1,700 cities supplied by 133 WMO members are available on the "MyWorldWeather".

The "MyWorldWeather" is a free mobile app available for iPhone and Android platforms.

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