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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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    UN's top weatherman visits Hong Kong Observatory

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

    ... UN meteorology agency's chief says accurate forecasts will become increasingly important as global weather becomes ever more extreme 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 disrupting their time at work, but their time at play," said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Hong Kong 'needs coordinated plan to deal with severe weather'

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hong Kong's climate forum heard the city needs a co-ordinated plan to deal with severe weather Stormy clouds loom without united front This past week's severe weather problems in Hong Kong- which led to widespread flooding, huge hailstones showering down on the city and flights delayed or cancelled- showed the city needs a detailed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Up to seven typhoons will hit Hong Kong this year Observatory says, as it reveals new nine-day forecast

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 06:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Observatory says weather will be more extreme and unpredictable because of climate change Forecasts warn of four to seven typhoons this year Hong Kong ... of increasingly unpredictable or extreme weather brought about by climate change. Freak conditions around the world in recent months- severe flooding in Britain, extreme cold hitting North America ...

  7. News - China - HEATWAVE

    Shanghai cracks down on unauthorised weather forecasts as heatwave continues

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 05:00pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... direction, Shanghai Meteorological Bureau chief service officer Man Liping said. The creation and distribution of unauthorised weather forecasts is punishable with a warning or fines of up to 50,000 yuan, (HK$ 63,253) the Bureau reportedly confirmed. A chief forecaster for the Shanghai Meteorological Bureau, Liang Bo, said that while current weather forecasts by the Bureau were far from ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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