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The Hong Kong Observatory is a department of the Hong Kong government. [1]

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Centennial

A Centennial is a 100th year 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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Climate of Hong Kong

The climate of Hong Kong is a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cwa), just short of being a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen climate classification Am).

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Declared monuments of Hong Kong

Declared monuments of Hong Kong are places, structures or buildings legally declared to be "protected".

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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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Government of Hong Kong

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, commonly the Hong Kong Government, refers to the executive authorities of the Hong Kong SAR.

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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 (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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Hong Kong dollar

The Hong Kong dollar (sign: $; code: HKD; also abbreviated HK$) is the 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 Hong Kong, 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, are a set of signals used to indicate the threat or effects of a tropical cyclone.

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Kowloon

Kowloon (Hong Kong Chinese: Giu3lung2) 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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Observatory Road

Observatory Road (天文臺道) 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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Skyscraper

A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses.

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St Edward's Crown

St Edward's Crown is one of the oldest of British Crown Jewels and is considered the principal piece of the Regalia, being the coronation crown traditionally used in the coronation of first English, then British, monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth II, who now reigns as the monarch of 16 independent Commonwealth realms.

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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 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, 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 a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.

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Urbanization

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

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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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