A new, improved version of the World Meteorological Organization World Weather Information Service (WWIS) website has been launched.
It is enhanced with more content, including current weather, times of sunrise and sunset for world cities, as well as global satellite imagery. It also features a new user interface and more responsive web design that provides a better search and browsing experience.
At present, 135 WMO members provide official weather information covering more than 2,100 cities on the WWIS in 11 languages, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
The World Weather Information Service was the world's first website featuring official city forecasts, and became operational in 2005. With the launch of MyWorldWeather mobile app on iPhone and Android platforms, the WWIS started serving smartphone users since 2011 and 2013 respectively.
The website is developed and maintained by the Hong Kong Observatory on behalf of WMO to provide authoritative weather information issued by national meteorological and hydrological services worldwide.
Members of the public are encouraged to use the website or app to obtain official weather information when planning travel abroad.