News from Members

Publish Date:
21 March 2017

Two Oceanographic stations at a depth of 1000 m and 400 m, with sampling and use of plankton nets was completed 27 to 28 February at the third and final stage of the ACE expedition, on the way to the island of the South Georgia. On the 1st of March the ship continued to move in storm conditions with wind speed up to 22 m/s and sea waves up...

Publish Date:
10 March 2017

Australia Jan-Feb 2017 exceptional heat

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has issued a special climate statement on the exceptional heat in southern Australia in early 2017.

Key points from the statement: 

Prolonged and extreme heat in January and February 2017 affected New South Wales, southern Queensland, South Australia and...

Publish Date:
9 March 2017

February 2017 was much too warm and with only average sunshine

Offenbach, 27 February 2017 ––At the beginning of February 2017, it was still cold in the northeast due to the influence of high pressure. However, low pressure troughs bringing milder air were already reaching into the south and west of the country. Then, from the middle of the month onwards, all parts of the country were exposed to a...

Publish Date:
9 March 2017

An exceptionally dry and very sunny winter

Offenbach, 27 February 2017 - The winter 2016/2017 was exceptionally dry, very sunny and somewhat too mild. The reason for this was that the weather was generally dominated by high pressure areas with cold, dry air and only a few low pressure areas reached central Europe bringing rain. It was not until mid-February that a strong westerly airflow reached Germany and with it...

Publish Date:
7 March 2017

The Hong Kong Observatory’s weather forecasting and warning services is certified to ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. The Observatory is among the first batch of meteorological centres in this region to receive this certification.

At the certificate presentation ceremony today (February 23), the Director of Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, said, “The quality weather forecasting and warning services of the Observatory’s Central Forecasting Office being...