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Hong Kong Observatory

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The Hong Kong Observatory is a weather forecast agency of the government of Hong Kong. [1]

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Brand Hong Kong

Brand Hong Kong (or BrandHK) was launched in 2001 as a government programme designed to promote Hong Kong as "Asia’s World City".

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Centennial

A centennial is a 100th anniversary or otherwise relates to a century, a period of 100 years.

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Central Weather Bureau

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is the government meteorological research and forecasting institution of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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China Meteorological Administration

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA), headquartered in Beijing, is the national weather service for the People's Republic of China.

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Declared monuments of Hong Kong

Declared monuments of Hong Kong are places, structures or buildings legally declared to receive the highest level of protection.

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George Bowen

Sir George Ferguson Bowen, GCMG (2 November 1821 – 21 February 1899) was a British author and colonial administrator whose appointments included postings to the Ionian Islands, Queensland, New Zealand, Victoria, Mauritius and Hong Kong.

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Governor of Hong Kong

The Governor of Hong Kong was the representative in Hong Kong of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997.

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Greenhouse gas

A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Hong Kong dollar

The Hong Kong dollar (sign: HK$; code: HKD) is the official currency of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong rainstorm warning signals

The rainstorm warning signals are a set of signals used in Hong Kong to alert the public about the occurrence of heavy rain which is likely to bring about major disruptions such as traffic congestion and floods.

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Hong Kong Time

Hong Kong Time (abbreviation: HKT) is the time in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, observed at UTC+08:00 all year round.

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Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals

The Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals, or informally typhoon signals (literally, "wind balls"), are a set of signals used to indicate the threat or effects of a tropical cyclone.

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Ionizing radiation

Ionizing radiation (ionising radiation) is radiation that carries enough energy to liberate electrons from atoms or molecules, thereby ionizing them.

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Kowloon

Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon.

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Lam Chiu Ying

Lam Chiu-ying, SBS, also known by the nickname 'Black Ying', is a Hong Kong meteorologist, bird-watcher, conservationist and blogger.

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Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau also known as Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (Portuguese: Direcção dos Serviços Meteorológicos e Geofisicos) is a department of the Macao Government.

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Meteorology

Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences which includes atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric physics, with a major focus on weather forecasting.

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Nathan Road

Nathan Road is the main thoroughfare in Kowloon, Hong Kong that goes in a south–north direction from Tsim Sha Tsui to Sham Shui Po.

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Observatory Road

Observatory Road is one of the oldest roads in Hong Kong, and has existed since 1883.

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PLK Vicwood KT Chong Sixth Form College

Po Leung Kuk Vicwood K. T. Chong Sixth Form College (KTC) is a government-subsidised sixth form college in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Royal charter

A royal charter is a formal document issued by a monarch as letters patent, granting a right or power to an individual or a body corporate.

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Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom

The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.

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Severe weather

Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life.

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Skyscraper

A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors and is taller than approximately.

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St Edward's Crown

St Edward's Crown is the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

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Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in Mainland China, took place on 1 July 1997.

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Tropical cyclone

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain.

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Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Urban heat island

An urban heat island (UHI) is an urban area or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.

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Urbanization

Urbanization refers to the population shift from rural to urban residency, the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas, and the ways in which each society adapts to this change.

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Weather forecasting

Weather forecasting is the application of science and technology to predict the conditions of the atmosphere for a given location and time.

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Hong Kong Royal Observatory, Hong Kong observatory, Royal Observatory Hong Kong, Royal Observatory, Hong Kong, 香港天文台, 香港天文臺.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_Observatory

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