The Hong Kong Observatory headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui will open its doors to the public on March 23 and 24 on the occasion of World Meteorological Day. There will be hour-long in-person sessions to give visitors an insight into how the city’s 140-year-old weather forecasting body works, which are open for pre-registration until March 1.

The theme for this year’s open-day sessions is ‘At the frontline of climate action’. Visitors will therefore get to see exhibitions that will raise public awareness about climate change and demonstrate how the observatory uses the latest technology to provide services such as weather forecasting, aviation weather, microclimate monitoring, and radiation monitoring.

Anyone interested in attending the event should register online for a convenient time slot between 9.30am and 5pm, after which they will receive a QR code for entry no later than March 12. Each person can apply for a maximum of four tickets. If there are too many applications for certain time slots, the observatory will select visitors through computer balloting. Those who cannot make it to the in-person sessions can watch the open day online.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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