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Observatory launches real-time weather photos at Sheung Shui

     The Hong Kong Observatory added real-time weather photos at Sheung Shui to its website starting from today (June 30) so as to further enhance its regional weather information service.

     The new camera, located at Elegantia College in Sheung Shui, overlooks Long Valley and Ho Sheung Heung in North District, as well as the recent travel photography hotspots near the Ma Tso Lung area. It also provides a distant view of Lok Ma Chau and even the Futian area in Shenzhen. Weather photos taken by the camera will help monitor weather conditions such as showers and thunderstorms in the surrounding area near Sheung Shui.  By making use of the weather photos together with air temperature and relative humidity data measured by the Observatory's Sheung Shui automatic weather station, the public can get a better grasp of weather changes over the region.

     The Vice-Principal of Elegantia College, Mr Chow Kam-ming, said, "We are very pleased to co-operate with the Observatory. The surrounding areas near Sheung Shui offer spectacular scenery and a host of tourist attractions.  The newly added real-time weather photos provide further information for tourists and photography enthusiasts who plan to visit these scenic spots. We are delighted to share these photos with the public".

     With the addition of weather photos at Sheung Shui, the number of sites providing weather photos on the Observatory's website has increased to 22. Members of the public can access the weather photos through the Observatory's "Regional Weather in Hong Kong" webpage ( and mobile platform webpage (  The real-time weather photos at Sheung Shui will also be made available in the next upgrading of "MyObservatory", a smartphone weather service application developed by the Observatory.

Ends/Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:37


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