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Table 1 Summary of weather and climate prediction services in Hong Kong

From: Urban-focused weather and climate services in Hong Kong

Time scale Key services/products Related warnings/advisories Main users/stakeholders Main communication channels
Sub-hour to hours Nowcasting and location-specific forecasts Thunderstorm warning
Location-specific lightning alert
Rainstorm warnings
Landslide warning
Special announcement on flooding
Strong monsoon signal
Cold and very hot warnings
Frost warning
Fire danger warnings
Tropical cyclone warnings
General public
Government departments
Energy and transport sectors
Marine community
Aviation community
Emergency response management
Media (TV, radio and newspaper)
Dial-a-weather services
HKO Webpages
MyObservatory mobile app
Other social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Weibo, and WeChat)
Days to weeks Local weather forecast and 9-day forecast
Automatic regional forecast service
Extended outlook (probabilistic forecast of temperatures and tropical cyclone track)
Marine forecasts
Month, season to annual Seasonal forecast
Annual outlook
  General public
Government departments
Energy sector
Agricultural community
Media (TV, radio and newspaper)
HKO Webpages
Research publications
Decades to century Climate projection Government departments
Energy sector
Professional bodies/NGOs
Disaster risk reduction