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RSS Feeds of Weather Information

You can now retrieve weather information in a fast and convenient way using the RSS technology.

Channel Description Update Frequency Subscribe
Weather Warning Summary Provide a summary of the weather warning(s) in force in Hong Kong (note) As necessary Weather Warning Summary
Weather Warning Information Provide detailed information of weather warning(s) in force (note) As necessary Detailed Weather Warning Bulletin
Local Weather Forecast Provide local weather forecast for today and/or tomorrow Around 45 minutes past each hour, 16:15 HKT, 23:15HKT and as necessary Local Weather Forecast
Current Weather Report Provide current weather report of Hong Kong Around 2 minutes past each hour and as necessary Current Weather Report
9-day Weather Forecast Provide 9-day weather forecast of Hong Kong Around 11:30HKT, 16:30HKT and as necessary 9-day Weather Forecast
Quick Earthquake Messages Provide information on earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 or above worldwide, as analyzed by the Hong Kong Observatory As necessary Quick Earthquake Messages
Locally Felt Earth Tremor Report Provide reports on earth tremors felt in Hong Kong As necessary Locally Felt Earth Tremor Report
What's New Provide information about new services and latest news of Hong Kong Observatory As necessary What's New
HKO@YouTube Provide the latest weather video clip on Hong Kong Observatory's YouTube Channel Every Friday afternoon and as necessary HKO@Youtube

What is an RSS feed?

'RSS' usually stands for 'Really Simple Syndication', which is a way of notifying you about content changes on websites. Subscribing to RSS feeds allows you to keep track of updates from multiple websites without having to go from one site to another.

How can I subscribe to RSS feeds?

Websites usually display one or more of the following icons to indicate that RSS feeds are available:

RSS icon RSS icon RSS icon RSS icon RSS icon

The most common ways to view RSS feeds are:

You can subscribe to an RSS feed in two simple steps:

  1. Choose an RSS reader to view a feed; and
  2. Indicate the RSS feed to which you would like to subscribe

Using a browser equipped with an RSS reader

Some browsers allow subscriptions to RSS feeds. The browser will display an RSS button at the end of the address bar or in the tool bar whenever you visit a webpage that provides a feed. Just click on the RSS icon to subscribe. You can then view the latest information via the browser's bookmarks or a shortcut in the tool bar.

Using a dedicated RSS Reader

Free RSS readers are easy to find by searching online with keywords such as "RSS reader". When you have subscribed to or installed a dedicated RSS reader, you can add an RSS feed by copying an address, such as "http://rss.weather.gov.hk", and pasting it to the subscription box of your reader.


Note

The information of the following warnings are included in the RSS feeds of "Weather Warning Summary" and "Weather Warning Information":

Name of Warning Name of Warning Name of Warning
Standby Signal, No. 1 Standby Signal, No. 1 Strong Wind Signal No. 3 Strong Wind Signal, No. 3 No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northeast Gale or Storm Signal
No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Northwest Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southeast Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southewst Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm Signal
Increasing Gale or Storm Signal, No. 9 Increasing Gale or Storm Signal, No. 9 Hurricane Signal, No. 10 Hurricane Signal, No. 10 Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal Amber Rainstorm Warning Signal
Red Rainstorm Warning Signal Red Rainstorm Warning Signal Black Rainstorm Warning Signal Black Rainstorm Warning Signal Thunderstorm Warning Thunderstorm Warning
Special Announcement On Flooding In Northern New Territories Special Announcement On Flooding In Northern New Territories Landslip Warning Landslip Warning Strong Monsoon Signal Strong Monsoon Signal
Frost Warning Frost Warning Yellow Fire Danger Warning Yellow Fire Danger Warning Red Fire Danger Warning Red Fire Danger Warning
Cold Weather Warning Cold Weather Warning Very Hot Weather Warning Very Hot Weather Warning Tsunami Warning Tsunami Warning

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