Forecast/Observational Bulletins Submission Procedure
The bulletin should be sent to the WWIS server in XML/Text format through File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Account for Forecast/Observational Bulletins Submission
Please send email to WWIS coordinator, cityforecast[at]hko.gov.hk (replace the "[at]" by "@") and we shall arrange to create an account for uploading the city forecast/observational bulletins to WWIS FTP server (ftp.worldweather.org).
Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer connected to the Internet is required to send forecast to WWIS FTP server.
File Naming Convention
The name of forecast bulletin file to be sent to the FTP server shall be :
FC_A1A2_NNNNNNNN.xml (for XML format)
FPA1A2_NNNNNNNN.txt (for Text format)
The name of observational bulletin file to be sent to the FTP server shall be :
OBS_A1A2_NNNNNNNN.xml (for XML format)
Where A1A2 is Two-letter country or territory designators, for example, ID = Indonesia.
NNNNNNNN is A sequential count from 0 to 99999999 assigned by the originating Centre. The count should be increased by 1 when a new bulletin is to be submitted.
Format of Forecast Bulletin
The sample XML, Schema and Weather Icon Table can be downloaded at here.
The sample Text format bulletin and document is available at here.
It is highly recommended to use the four-digit weather icon code in the forecast bulletin.
Format of Observational bulletin
XML format (no Text format):
The sample XML, Schema can be downloaded at here.
Submission of Climatological Information
The climatological information can be submitted by filing the form and sending to WWIS coordinator.