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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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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 Academia