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Experts from typhoon warning authorities meet in Hong Kong 颱風預警專家來港參與颱風委員會會議

The Typhoon Committee Community Weather Information Network Project was officially launched in the opening ceremony. The Project is conducted under the lead of the HKO, in cooperation with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), with the aim to raise community awareness towards weather and climate through hands-on educational activities in running weather stations in participating Members of the Typhoon Committee. Community weather stations have recently been installed at schools in the Philippines and Guam, the USA. The weather observation data from these stations are available on the internet (

「颱風委員會社區天氣資訊網絡」項目在開幕禮上正式啟動。該項目由香港天文台領導,並與香港理工大學合作,旨在讓相關颱風委員會成員的居民親自參與氣象站的教育活動,提高社區對天氣和氣候的認識。最近,一些菲律賓和美國關島的學校已安裝了社區氣象站,收集到的氣象觀測數據已上載至互聯網 (。

Invitation for contribution of weather photos for First Day Cover Stamp in 2014 誠邀提供2014年郵票首日封的天氣照片

The Hong Kong Post Office (HKPO) has endorsed “Weather” as the stamp theme for the First Day Cover in 2014.

You are cordially invited to provide special photo on the following weather elements (with caption indicating the location where the photo is taken and weather element shown by the photo) and provide to HKO (email : by 27 November (Tuesday). The photos have to be Hong Kong related and owned by the photo provider.

Winds, Clouds, Rain, Fog, Lightning, Rainbow, Sun and Frost

Please provide your name, phone number and email address so that we can contact you if your photo is selected.

The final 4 or 6 weather topics (with list of photos) will be sent to HKPO for their final selection later this year. If your photo is selected by HKPO for the First Day Cover Stamp (results known in the first quarter of 2013), special gift (Stamp mini-pane set to celebrate the 130th anniversary of HKO) would be awarded to the photo owner.






Lightning Detector Design Competition 閃電探測器設計比賽

The "Lightning Detector Design Competition" is organized by Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong Observatory (HKO), and Hong Kong Meteorological Society (HKMetSoc), and is supported by the HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund. It aims to enrich students' knowledge in both engineering and meteorology. All primary and secondary school students of Hong Kong are welcome to take part in the competition. For further information, please visit:

為加強學生對工程學及氣象的認識和關注,香港大學工程學院獲香港大學知識交流基金資助,與香港天文台及香港氣象學會合辦「閃電探測器設計比賽」。比賽歡迎所有香港中小學學生參加。 詳情請參閱以下網址:

Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition shows students ability in application of information technology

Winners of the "Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition", an event jointly organised by the Hong Kong Observatory and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), were announced at an award presentation ceremony on 7 July at the Rayson Huang Theatre of HKU.

The full list of award winners (available from the website is as follows:

Junior Category
Champion: YPICA Lee Lim Ming College (SUBG)
First Runner-Up: Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School (Team B)
Second Runner-Up: Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School (Team A)
The Most Creative award: YPICA Lee Lim Ming College (SUBG)
The Best Presentation award: St. Margaret's Co-Educational English Secondary and Primary School (Visible Team)
Merit awards: Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College (CWGC Team A), Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College (Visor), Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College (The First Team)

Senior Category
Champion: HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School (Team C)
First Runner-Up: Mu Kuang English School (mukuang)
Second Runner-Up: HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School (Team B)
The Most Creative award: Aberdeen Technical School (Mission Invisible)
The Best Presentation award: HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School(Team B)
Merit awards: Carmel Divine Grace Foundation Secondary School (Seeking Grace in Fog), HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School (Team A)

Vote for Love Ideas Projects

Please kindly be informed that the following two Co-WIN related institutions have submitted proposals to apply for funding from the "Love Ideas ♥ HK" ( scheme.

1. Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (for promoting general science education in Hong Kong)
• 902334 : Exploratory run of an online e-education platform and preparation of teaching materials
• 902336 : Community educational instrument stock

2. SKH Lady Maclehose Centre Dr. Lam Chik Suen Multi-service Centre for the Elderly
• 902420:Happy Elderly Magic Club
• 902595:Enjoy the fun of sharing creativity
• 902981:Our home: Kwai Tsing
• 902992:Ditigal elderly group
• 903000:Elderly and story-telling
• 903004:Daily life wisdom from the elderly
• 903008:Green elderly

We hope to ask for the kind support from you, your family members and friends to vote these projects in the period of 18 June to 8 July. The simplest way is by phone call ---- dial 36998800, follow the instruction and vote project numbers "90xxxx”….. . Facebook voting and email voting are also welcome.

Thank you very much.

Visibility Measurement Method Design Competition 能見度測量方法設計比賽

The competition is organised by the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO). It aims to enrich students' knowledge in both engineering and meteorology. All primary and secondary school students of Hong Kong are welcome to take part in the competition.
For further information, please visit:


「風、火、水、電 – 我們生活的環境」講座系列


日期 : 2011年11月5日


由創新科技署主辦之「創新科技嘉年華2011」將於今年11月5日至13日假新界白石角香港科學園舉行。屆時Co-WIN會設有攤位,讓市民 大眾了解社區天氣資訊。

今屆「創新科技嘉年華」內容將會圍繞健康科學、綠色及優質生活,以及資訊及通訊科技三大主要範疇。嘉年華會提供大型展覽、電動車展覽及試駕、 互動遊戲、近130場工作坊、超過30場講座及300場導賞團、科學比賽及頒獎禮等精彩活動,讓市民有機會親身體驗創新科技對生活所帶來的方 便與樂趣。


日期 : 2011年11月5日至13日
時間 : 上午10時至下午7時
地點 : 香港科學園

Community Weather Information Network wins Royal Meteorological Society award

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) has been given the prestigious 2010 Vaisala Award for Weather Observing and Instrumentation by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) for the Community Weather Information Network (Co-WIN). In its citation for the award, the RMetS highlighted Co-WIN's success in enabling people of all ages, in particular schoolchildren, to appreciate the elements through hands-on activities in running weather stations. Apart from weather-data sharing, Co-WIN also provides a platform for the exchange of observational experiences and for the organisation of related educational activities. The RMetS also recognised Co-WIN's achievement in demonstrating how groups can work together to deliver high-quality community education on weather and climate for the benefit of all.

The press release can be found at the following link :

Observatory's Blog:

Homepage of the Royal Meteorological Society :

Hong Kong Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards 2011

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Community Weather Information Network won the Certificate of Merit of the Best Collaboration (Service) category in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) awards of Hong Kong to recognise the excellent achievements and contribution in provision of weather information services through outstanding collaboration. The award was supported by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. It fully relies on your active participation and support.


在全球一體化、資訊科技的進步及知識型經濟的發展為世界帶來了前所未有的改變。為了使年青一代能夠應付這些挑戰,政府自二零零九年九月起推行新學制,以促進學生的全人發展及鼓勵他們終身學習,使能力、興趣及性向不同的學生能夠發揮潛能、盡展所長。 有鑑於此,教育局於二零一一年七月十四至十六日舉辦為期三天的國際教育論壇與博覽,以期在人力資源發展上取得共識,並為二十一世紀的教育改革凝聚動力。 有關詳情及細節,請瀏覽以下網址:

General Education Lectures on Aviation Weather

To promote knowledge on aviation meteorology, the Hong Kong Observatory will organise "General Education Lectures on Aviation Weather" in the Lecture Hall of Hong Kong Science Museum on 13 July 2011 (Wednesday). The lectures will cover weather observation and measurement, weather hazards to aviation, how to interpret aviation weather reports and forecasts, as well as the aviation weather services provided by the Hong Kong Observatory. The guest speakers will share their flying experience in Hong Kong and cross-country as well as use of weather information in flight planning. For more details, please visit

My Little Observatory


My Little Observatory website provides many weather related knowledge and information as well as some interactive games. Children and other interested parties are welcome to visit the site at

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