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of Hong Kong, China.
 

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What's New
           
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New Version of MyWorldWeather with Additional Language Support and Enhanced User-interface 
 

The Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) launched a new version of mobile app MyWorldWeather on 19 August 2013. With the assistance of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology of Oman, the Meteo-France, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), MyWorldWeather incorporates support for Arabic and French languages. The user interface of the app has also been enhanced to enable user to select the home city, whose weather forecast would be automatically displayed on startup screen of the app.

MyWorldWeather currently supports nine languages, viz. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish. It is a free mobile app available for iPhone and Android platforms.

   
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Seven language versions of MyWorldWeather app launched 
 

MyWorldWeather, a free mobile application (app) with official weather forecasts across the globe, has introduced new language versions to reach a growing number of people on the move.

Developed by the Hong Kong Observatory on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization, MyWorldWeather is now available on both iPhone and Android platforms in Chinese, English, German, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. For details, please refer to the news on the WMO website here.

   
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MyWorldWeather on Trial on Android Platform and with Multiple Language Support 
 

On 17 January 2013, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) launched a trial version of the MyWorldWeather on Android platform, which supports multiple languages including English, Spanish and Polish. The MyWorldWeather on Android platform is a free mobile application downloadable at the following link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hko.my_world_weather&hl=en

   
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WWIS Website Hitting One Billion Mark 
 

As at April 2012, the cumulative number of page visits of the WWIS website since its operation in 2001 has already exceeded one billion. A mobile version of the WWIS, viz. MyWorldWeather, was launched on the iPhone platform in October 2011. The MyWorldWeather has also become popular and around 39,000 copies have been downloaded. The MyWorldWeather is a free mobile application downloadable at the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/myworldweather/id453654229?mt=8

   
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World Weather Information Service - Polish Version 
 

On 13 December 2011, the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - National Research Institute (IMGW-PIB) of the Republic of Poland announced the launch of the Polish-language version of the World Weather Information Service (WWIS) website (http://worldweather.wmo.int/pl) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

For details, please refer to the press release issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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MyWorldWeather - the mobile application of WWIS launched 
 

MyWorldWeather, the mobile application of WWIS, is available to download here.

   
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World Weather Information Service - Russian Version 
 

On 18 March 2011, the Russian Federal Service For Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (ROSHYDROMET) of Russian Federation and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the Russian version of the World Weather Information Service website (http://wwis.meteoinfo.ru/).

For details, please refer to the press release issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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World Weather Information Service - Future Version 
 

On 29 Apr 2010, The Hong Kong Observatory launched the future version of the World Weather Information Service (WWIS) website (http://worldweather.wmo.
int/globe/
) for official city weather forecasts under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organisation. This future version was showcased in the Meteo World Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo 2010. It gives internet user more intuitive and flexible access to the latest weather forecast. It also features a versatile "fly-over" function to any part of the world and a quick search function.

   
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More the better - new members joining the World Weather Information Service 
 

It is encouraging in 2009 as more and more national meteorological services joined the World Weather Information Service (WWIS). After the Iraqi Meteorological Organization and the Afghan Meteorological Authority, the Hydrometeorological Service of Guyana in South America joined the WWIS in December, becoming the 123rd Member of WWIS. Altogether, 10 places of Guyana have been added to the list of cities with official weather forecasts.

   
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World Weather Information Service - Italian Version 
 

On 28 August 2009, the Servizio Meteorologico dell'Aeronautica Militare Italiana, the national weather service of Italy and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the Italian version of the World Weather Information Service website (http://wwis.meteoam.it/).

For details, please refer to the press release issued by the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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More the better - new members joining the World Weather Information Service 
 

It is an encouraging start to 2009 as more and more national meteorological services joined the World Weather Information Service (WWIS). In February, the Iraqi Meteorological Organization and the Afghan Meteorological Authority participated to become the 120th and 121th Members of WWIS respectively. Altogether, they have added 8 places to the list of cities with official weather forecasts.

   
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World Weather Information Service - German Version 
 

On 23 March 2009, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the national weather service of Germany and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the German version of the World Weather Information Service website (http://www.wwis.dwd.de).

For details, please refer to the press releases issued by Germany and the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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World Weather Information Service - French Version 
 

On 31 January 2007, the Meteo France of France and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the French version of the World Weather Information Service website (http://www.meteo.fr/wwis/).

For details, please refer to the press releases issued by the WMO and the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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World Weather Information Service - Spanish Version 
 

On 12 September 2006, the National Institute of Meteorology of Spain (INM) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched the Spanish version of the World Weather Information Service website (http://wwis.inm.es/).

For details, please refer to the press releases issued by the WMO and the Hong Kong Observatory.

   
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WWIS includes city map and photo on 30 September 2005 (September 2005)
 

In response to the earlier suggestions from the WWIS participating Members and the public, the WWIS city forecast pages have been enhanced to include a map function for each of the city available to this website (beta version).

Obviously, the city map is intended to let you know the approximate location of the city on the world map. In addition, a city photograph function has also been added to provide visual information about the city. City photographs would be posted on this website in phase or as soon as they are received from Members. Simply click the map or photo icon at the top right corner of the respective city forecast pages would take you there. Have a nice time of a virtual tour to these cities. Comments are welcome.

   
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WWIS starts formal operation on 23 March 2005 (March 2005)
 

The web site on worldwide official weather forecasts, World Weather Information Service (WWIS)<www.worldweather.org>, starts formal operation today (23 March 2005) after a trial period of over two years.

At the 13th Session of the Commission for Basic Systems at St. Petersburg, 23 February - 3 March 2005, the Commission approved to turn the pilot project into an operational component of the Public Weather Services Programme of WMO and that the current host Members, viz. China; Hong Kong, China; Macao, China; and Oman, would continue to maintain the Chinese, English, Portuguese and Arabic versions of the WWIS web site respectively.

   
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City forecasts of WWIS exceeded 1000 (December 2004)
 

Mr. Michel Jarraud, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), visited the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) today (9 December 2004) and celebrated with the Observatory staff the achievement of having more than 1,000 city weather forecasts on WMO World Weather Information Service (WWIS) Web site which is hosted and operated by HKO.

He presented letters of thanks to Observatory staff who had contributed to the development and operation of the two world weather web sites of WMO, namely the WWIS and the Severe Weather Information Centre (SWIC).

   
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"Official Observations" (December 2004)
 

"Official Observations. Official Forecasts." - to realize our commitment on the provision of "Official Observations", this "Official Observations" web page have been developed to display the global current weather observations. When you entered the first page, you would see a global view of cloudiness and rain. Click on the world map to zoom in for detailed viewing.

   
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Heavy Rain / Snow Page for SWIC Web Site (June 2004)
 

Severe Weather Information Centre (SWIC) web site aims at providing dynamic information on the latest forecasts and warnings to the public. This new web pages "Heavy Rain / Snow page" display all the heavy rain / snow weather reports globally on a world map. Enlarged display for each region bounded by the grids is available for easy and more detailed viewing.

   
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Introductory Pamphlet
   
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"Tourism Information" banner added in the city forecast page 
 
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World Weather Information Service - Portuguese Version 
 
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World Weather Information Service - Chinese Version