Mountaineering and hiking activities are often affected by the changeable weather in Hong Kong. In order to promote public awareness towards mountaineering safety, the Observatory continued to render full support to this year’s "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Campaign" organized by the Civil Aid Service. On the "Mountaineering Safety Promotion Day 2018" held in the Tuen Mun Cultural Square on 14 October, the Observatory highlighted the precautions to be taken during mountaineering and hiking under different kinds of weather through exhibition, game and seminar. Ways to obtain latest weather information while outdoors were also introduced.
In conjunction with the promotion campaign, a visit to the Observatory headquarters was also arranged for mountaineering organizations to let their members know more about the daily operations of the Observatory in monitoring and forecasting weather.