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Why Weather Forecasts Always Miss the Mark?

Why Weather Forecasts Always Miss the Mark?

Date & Time: 2015/11/7 (Saturday) 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F.)
Speaker: Mr. HON Kai-kwong (Fellow, Hong Kong Meteorological Society and Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)
Organizer: Jointly presented by the Hong Kong Public Libraries and the Hong Kong Meteorological Society
Remarks: •Free admission by ticket. Conducted in Cantonese.
•Please register by phone or in person at Young Adult Library, 6/F of Hong Kong Central Library for admission tickets from 25th October 2015 (Sunday). Each person may obtain two tickets. First come, first served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0335

The weather is evolving and changeable. Limited by fundamental scientific laws, it is inherently impossible, even with the aid of latest technologies e.g. high-performance computers and weather satellites, to perfectly predict the future state of the atmosphere. As “chaos theory” and the “butterfly effect” loom large, novel ideas and innovative techniques will be essential in formulating the “accurate” weather forecast. This talk reviews the development and challenges of the modern weather forecast, as well as the scientific community’s latest responses to forecast uncertainties.