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  1. Outlook fine for weather forecasting

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Science officers Woo Wang-chun, (left), Pan Chi-kin and Li Yuet-sim yesterday put the Hong Kong Observatory's new weather forecasting system through its paces. The new ... speed, weather conditions, temperatures and relative humidity. Under the new service, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Observatory's computer division, forecasts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439593/outlook-fine-weather-forecasting
  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Kim Jong-un blasts North Korea weather service for ‘incorrect’ forecasts

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 02:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Korean leader Kim Jong-un has censured his country’s weather service for “incorrect” forecasts in a rare public dressing down of a government body in the reclusive nation, which suffers regular ... basis.” Kim Jong-un Accurate forecasts are needed to protect the “lives and properties” of people from disasters caused by “abnormal climatic phenomenon”, he said. Calling the weather service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530793/kim-jong-un-blasts-n-korea-weather-service-incorrect-forecasts
  3. Crackdown on rogue weather forecasts

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of weather forecasts to prevent public panic and to reassert its monopoly in the sector. The measure stems from alarm caused by reports during last year's Sars outbreak. Media experts familiar with the crackdown said the meteorological administration had also long coveted the potentially lucrative market for providing weather forecasts. The China Meteorological Administration has unveiled a set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/443482/crackdown-rogue-weather-forecasts
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com UN meteorology agency's chief says accurate forecasts will become increasingly important as global weather becomes ever more extreme Expect storms, says world's weatherman Even the world's top weatherman concedes that he cannot do much about the weather, except to get his forecasts right. "Most people are unhappy not about bad weather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198305/uns-top-weatherman-visits-hong-kong-observatory
  5. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... their vessels. Average temperatures in the city yesterday reached 33 degrees Celsius in the afternoon, while a thunderstorm warning was issued at 4pm. The Observatory forecast weather over the Mid-Autumn ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Observatory predicts moon will be hidden on wet, thundery day Bad weather likely to cast cloud over festival The weather doesn't seem to be playing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587092/t1-signal-raised-storm-heads-towards-coast-china
  6. Weather chief admits failures but vows problems will be tackled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The chief of the mainland's weather forecasting service has admitted that meteorologists failed to predict the scale, duration and impact of last month's massive ... hampered traffic, transport and agricultural production. Dr Zheng said the central government would summon resources for research programmes to extend the range of precise weather forecasting from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627269/weather-chief-admits-failures-vows-problems-will-be-tackled
  7. Wild card named La Nina to blame for bad weather

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sciences, said: 'You can forgive the meteorology administration, because the terrible weather went against almost every past experience and has toppled some doctrines of weather forecasting ... Stephen Chen Mainland meteorologists have suggested that the cold and snowy weather sweeping over the nation this month was caused by a slight drop in surface sea temperatures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624934/wild-card-named-la-nina-blame-bad-weather
  8. Expect rainy days- but no more than usual

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to global warming, the Observatory said yesterday in presenting its annual forecasts. This year will see normal- 2,300mm- to above-normal rainfall despite the heavier downpours, the weather service ... to provide more meticulous and up-to-date weather forecasts to the public,' Observatory director Shun Chi-ming said. For example, if a sunny morning and rainy afternoon is forecast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996083/expect-rainy-days-no-more-usual
  9. News - World

    Weather forecasters say powerful typhoon has slammed into central Philippines.

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 05:34am by AP

    ... MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Weather forecasters say powerful typhoon has slammed into central Philippines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1350519/weather-forecasters-say-powerful-typhoon-has-slammed-central-philippines
  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    WTO cuts world trade growth forecast

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:55am by Reuters

    ... growth at risk, the World Trade Organisation said. Trade in goods will grow by 3.1 per cent this year, much less than the 4.7 per cent the WTO forecast in April. It cited "weaker-than ... conditions for stronger trade returning after a two-year slump but instead it stagnated in early 2014 as import demand fell in developing countries and harsh US weather and a Japanese sales tax rise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1599366/wto-cuts-world-trade-growth-forecast

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