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Hong Kong Typhoon Alert is a Dashboard widget that checks the Hong Kong Observatory for severe weather alerts (thunderstorms, typhoons, rainstorm warnings and more), and displays the relevant alert on your dashboard to show you when trouble is on the way.

What's New

Version 1.7
  • Much more reliable detection engine
Version 1.6.1:
  • Leopard 10.5 Compatibility
Version 1.6:
  • Critical Fix to solve problem with detection
Version 1.5:
  • Totaly new weather detection engine
  • All new graphics
  • Now detects Tropical Cyclones, Thunderstorms, Amber, Red and Black Rainstorm Signals, Cold Weather Warnings, Very Hot Weather and by popular request, Tsunamis


Mac OS X 10.4 or later (including 10.5).

*Previously available here

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Gorgeousity (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Gorgeousity (Developer)

The widget has received a good degree of testing this week, some people are reporting that it is not correctly linking to the website in the event of a warning, this will be fixed in the next version. Also it is necessary to press Command R to refresh the widget to display up to the second updates.

V.2.0 will be a complete rewrite in dashcode using Apples RSS engine and will be much better.

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Version 1.7
dindin Member IconComment+0

Great widget, it saves me from clicking the HK observatory homepage when there's a typhoon


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Version 1.7
DemoniX Member IconReview+0

Works brilliant and looks great too, thanks for updating it!

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Version 1.6.1
readon Member IconComment+0

I think this is a really great widget for all Hong Kongers who use a macintosh, like myself. Provides a really useful tool when the typhoon season arrives in Hong Kong.

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Version 1.0
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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 3,806
Version Downloads 1,745
License Free
Date 24 May 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free