Hong Kong Observatory offers weather observation course for public, applications open now


18th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) is set to launch an exciting weather observation course this fall, running from October to November, providing a fantastic opportunity for the public to delve into the world of meteorology. Led by seasoned meteorological experts from the HKO, the course will combine informative lectures with hands-on weather observation practices.

Participants can expect a comprehensive curriculum that covers fundamental weather observation techniques, including cloud observation and classification. Seasoned lecturers will also shed light on a wide range of weather phenomena and hazards, revealing the art of interpreting weather charts and proverbs, and showcasing the practical applications of weather observation in accurate forecasting. The ultimate aim is to equip attendees with a deeper comprehension of weather patterns and the ability to respond effectively to changing conditions.

Moreover, participants will be introduced to the intuitive “MyObservatory” mobile app and the user-friendly HKO website, unveiling the wealth of weather information available at their fingertips. Additionally, instructors will demonstrate how to actively contribute to the Community Weather Observing Scheme, empowering individuals to share valuable weather insights.

The course will be divided into two engaging sessions, scheduled for 28th October and 4th November, from 9.15am to 12.30pm, and will be held at the esteemed Hong Kong Observatory Headquarters. Conducted in Cantonese, the course comes at a nominal fee of $150 per person, offering exceptional value for this enriching experience. Remember, the deadline for applications is 3rd October.

For further details about the course and to access the online application form, please visit the following webpage: www.hko.gov.hk/en/education/edu03course/course/coursec_2310.htm. Please note that the information on the webpage is available in Chinese only.