Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited the Hong Kong Observatory (HKO) on 8 April 2019.
Accompanied by the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Shun Chi-ming, and the directorate staff, Her Royal Highness first visited the History Room. She was briefed on the over 135 years of history of Observatory. She then visited the Central Forecasting Office and was presented on its responsibility for monitoring the weather of Hong Kong round-the-clock and also the aviation meteorological services of the Observatory. She was also briefed on HKO's international collaborations on public weather services and aviation weather services. Her Royal Highness also toured the TV Studio to understand the production of TV weather programmes. Before concluding her visit, Her Royal Highness signed on the guest book and exchanged souvenirs with Mr Shun Chi-ming.
The HKO has a long history of co-operation with the meteorological authority of Thailand. Hong Kong and Thailand will continue to pursue collaboration in different areas of meteorological services, including hazardous weather forecasting, aviation weather services, and the training of meteorological personnel.