The Hong Kong Observatory lowered all rainstorm warning signals at 10.30am on Wednesday, after landslides and flooding were reported earlier.
Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
The last time Hong Kong was this cold in May, the world was still fighting a great war, the Legislative Council had just eight official members and Russia's Romanovs were still in power.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
If you are spending your Easter weekend in town, prepare for rain and thunderstorms, according to a forecast made by the Hong Kong Observatory.29 Mar 2013 - 11:57pm
"Most people are unhappy not about bad weather disrupting their time at work, but their time at play," said David Grimes, president of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), who is in Hong Kong for celebrations marking the 130th anniversary of its Observatory.24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am
What are the odds of being struck by lightning in Hong Kong? Records show that over the past 20 or so years there have been 44 casualties, including six deaths. That puts the odds of being struck by lightning in the city at one in three to four million - much better than in the US, which has about 300 casualties each year, of whom around 37 die.17 Feb 2013 - 3:28am
Predicting the weather is an imperfect science, especially with Hong Kong's climate, and the Observatory is looking at a plan to express that uncertainty by using probabilities in its forecasts.17 Oct 2012 - 3:49pm 1 comment
The Hong Kong Observatory provides us with weather forecasts and issues warnings on weather-related hazards.29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong might be in for an early typhoon season this year because of the La Nina effect, Hong Kong Observatory director Lee Boon-ying said. Lee said the first typhoons might arrive in May, compared with July last year, because of La Nina, which brings cooler than normal temperatures to the equatorial Pacific Ocean. The Observatory is finalising a study on this year's typhoon trend.21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Windsurfers need no longer waste precious daylight hours wondering which stretch of water has the best wind conditions: a local website now sorts that out for them.
The Hong Kong Observatory launched a webpage yesterday that provides daily weather forecasts for 10 windsurfing hot spots.30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Another cold snap is about to hit the city, the second of the winter, forecasters at the Hong Kong Observatory said yesterday. A winter monsoon from the mainland is expected to arrive in the city tonight with temperatures to plunge as low as 12 degrees Celsius in urban areas by the weekend, and a few degrees lower in the New Territories.15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Every organisation has its own unique culture. It is a mindset that each staff member should adopt at work and a way to develop a sense of belonging to the company. Finding candidates who fit the company culture is the main criterion in hiring. The company also needs to provide training and guidance for employees to buy into its corporate culture.23 May 2009 - 12:00am