Copyright Notice

The content available on MyObservatory (the app), including but not limited to all text, graphics, drawings, diagrams, photographs and compilation of data or other materials are protected by copyright. The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the owner of all copyright works contained in the app. Any reproduction, adaptation, distribution, dissemination or making available of such copyright works to the public is strictly prohibited unless prior written authorization is obtained from the Hong Kong Observatory. You are welcome to use the electronic application form applying the authorization to make available information on the app to the public.

The link of electronic application form: http://www.weather.gov.hk/appweb/applink.htm

My Weather Report is introduced for sharing of user-customized weather reports. The Hong Kong Observatory authorizes the sharing of weather information free-of-charge using this feature under the following conditions:
  1. Weather reports shared by users is for non-commercial use (i.e. not for selling or exchange for benefit, gain, profit or reward in this context).
  2. Users must not modify weather information.


About This Program

"MyObservatory" is a very popular official weather app providing location-specific weather service in Hong Kong. The app provides temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, wind direction and speed, weather photo collected from nearby meteorological stations according to users actual or designated location (in the territory of Hong Kong). In case meteorological data is not available from nearby stations, data from other meteorological stations (e.g. stations at headquarter of the Observatory, Kings Park, and Star Ferry, etc.) will be used instead. The app also comes along with a suit of services from the Observatory such as 7-day forecast, forecast track for tropical cyclones, world major city forecasts, imageries for radar, satellite, lightning locations, etc. By activating notification service, alert messages will be delivered to users smartphone automatically whenever there is any change in weather warning signals. The Special Weather Tips also alert user of any upcoming and significant change in weather conditions. With the "Location-based Rain Forecast" service, user can easily get hold of the rainfall forecast in the coming two hours specific to their actual or designated location.

Please note that:
  1. In the "my location setting", users can opt for the automatic location service provided by the smartphone, or designating "My Location" on the map themselves. This location will be displayed on the main page and in "My Weather Report". The meteorological data displayed on the same page is provided by meteorological stations nearby, and is not necessarily from a stations in the same region.
  2. The location displayed on the main page and in the function of "My Weather Report" is provided by Microsoft. The Hong Kong Observatory does not guarantee the correctness of the information.
  3. The MyObservatory supports the receiving of weather warnings through Push Notification Service provided by Microsoft. As the Push Notification service is provided by Microsoft, the Hong Kong Observatory does not guarantee the successful receiving of weather warning alerts through Push Notification.
  4. Owing to the complex terrain in Hong Kong, weather conditions can vary appreciably over different regions. Meanwhile, there may be errors in the location estimated by smartphone. In using the "MyObservatory", user should take note of the possible discrepancy between the data and actual weather conditions.
  5. The maximum and minimum temperatures displayed in "My Weather Report" are forecast temperature specific to "My Location". Please refer to the first paragarph above for details about "my location setting".
  6. The MyObservatory is a free app, but users will be charged by their mobile network service providers on the use of data service. These charges can become very expensive in roaming. Please ensure that "Data Roaming" is tunred off on your smartphone.
  7. The clock on the main page of the app is synchronized automatically to the Observatory's Internet Time Server, and will not be in sync with the time displayed on the smartphone.


Disclaimer

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (including its servants and agents) makes no warranty, statement or representation, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, availability, completeness or usefulness of the application and information, contained herein, and in so far as permitted by law, shall not have any legal liability or responsibility (including liability for negligence) for any loss, damage, or injury (including death) which may result, whether directly or indirectly, from the supply or use of such application and information.

TheMyObservatory makes use of the Push Notification Service provided by Microsoft for receiving weather warnings of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Observatory does not guarantee the successful or timely receiving of weather warnings through theMyObservatory.