World Weather Information Website Hits One Billion Mark

World Weather Information Website Hits One Billion Mark

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27 April 2012

The World Weather Information Service (WWIS) website has just exceeded one billion page visits since it was launched in 2001.

The WWIS website was developed and maintained by the Hong Kong Observatory on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WWIS aims to provide authoritative and reliable weather information from worldwide National Meteorological Services. At present, 131 WMO Members provide official weather forecasts covering more than 1 600 cities on the website. It is also available in 10 different languages, serving the international public in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Apart from website, a mobile version of the WWIS, MyWorldWeather, was launched on the iPhone platform in October 2011. Equipped with location-based technology to detect the user’s location, the application automatically displays the latest official weather forecasts and climatological information of the city nearest to the user. The MyWorldWeather has also become popular and around 39 000 copies have been downloaded since its launch.

My WorldWeather is a free mobile application downloadable here.

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