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In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will adopt further measures to maintain social distancing. From 15 July 2020 (Wednesday), all public libraries and their students’ study room will be temporarily closed. All book drop services of the Hong Kong Public Libraries and those located at three MTR stations as well as the self-service library stations (at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai) will also suspend services. Public libraries will continue to provide online services such as e-Books and e-Databases. Overdue fines will not be generated for late return of library materials, due date of reservation pick up will be extended and the maximum number of renewal increased accordingly. All library programmes will be cancelled. Please refer to the library notice on the special arrangements details.

 

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)
Organiser: 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.