In recent years, extreme weather such as intense cold surge, scorching high temperatures, super typhoons and torrential rain affected Hong Kong and various parts of the world. Issues in connection with climate change, including melting ice in polar region and rising sea levels, were also in the spotlight. While weather is closely connected with our daily lives, extreme weather events like extreme heat and rainfall are becoming more frequent under global warming, bringing severe damages and even loss of life to different parts of the world. The Hong Kong Observatory is organising a public activity "2016-2020 Top 10 Mind-boggling Weather and Climate Events Selection" to invite public attention to the high-impact weather and climate events in Hong Kong and around the world over the past 5 years, with a view to raising the public's awareness and understanding on extreme weather and climate change, as well as the concerns over the ecological environment.
Thank you for your support. This activity had attracted over 5,000 votes. The top 5 weather and climates events with the highest number of votes in each of the "Hong Kong" and "Worldwide" categories are as follows. Winners will be notified by email.