Assistant Director of the Observatory, Ms Sharon LAU Sum-yee, together with Senior Scientific Officer Mr. P.W. Chan, visited TMD in Bangkok, Thailand on 2 June 2017. She held a high level meeting with Mr. Wanchai Sakudomchai, Director-General (DG) of TMD and other senior officers, and discussed strengthening collaboration between the two organizations. A number of areas for further co-operation were identified, such as training of forecasters, experience sharing on installing lightning location system, developing of nowcasting system for thunderstorms and lightning, etc.
Earlier on that day, Ms Lau and Mr Chan visited the Aeronautical Meteorological Office of TMD at Suvarnabhumi Airport at Bangkok. They conducted a number of lectures to the aviation forecasters, including windshear alerting and radar meteorology. They also introduced the SIGMET co-ordination tool for Southeast Asia to pave the way for TMD to participate in SIGMET co-ordination later this year.