Well.......I don't see why Leinster forecast would be more accurate. Perhaps it should be consulted for your location but it shouldn't be more accurate. I'm in Clare, and while I use Munster I'd consult the Connaught forecast sometimes.
I'd don't know what to believe on their page any more for forecasts.
The top of their page for Waterford City today says showers
You look at hourly one and no rain
Then on the regional its says rain in coastal area's. We are about 15km from the coast so we could fall under that
Then there is the main map for Munster and the nearest weather symbol is Cork. The others are Cahersiveen and Birr Co Offaly which is in Leinster.
The west of munster is covered yet the east is not which is stupid. There is a distance of about 120km between waterford and Cork and we have all seen there is a big difference between the weather in Cork and the weather on the east side of Munster.
Not at all! Dry with variable brightness all day
I had to change my location to avoid a big blue spot obscuring the rain - why isn't it a circle ?
Is the top one current conditions? And looking at the netweather radar for 18:45 last night there was some rain about.
The next one is the numerical forecast which is just a pump out of the model data for your location, rain must have had a low probability when the model was generated for that location so didn't show. Probably places near you that, maybe even yours that got no rain and the forecast was very accurate for.
Then the next one is the more generalised forecast with human intervention. Good for broad strokes.
Top - There was some rain in the morning but after that not a drop and later it changed to partially cloudy when it was clear outside.
This is the national forecaster, farmers, businesses etc all rely on it and it's a joke, especially the regional maps. Shannon and Waterford both have airports so you would think they would be included also Limerick and Waterford are cities which is another reason. We see it nearly every day weather fronts that come from the Atlantic sweep up the west side of the country from Cork/Kerry to Donegal. The lads here laugh about the shield wall around Cork that seems to interfere with the weather fronts moving east.
Then look at the Leinster map which also includes Birr, it does Dublin and Wexford which are about 100km or so apart as the crow flies. Again Dublin has its own little weather system which is affected by the Isle of Man and even Wales so the weather between Dublin and Birr is going to be drastically different. We've often seen squally lines run from Tipperary town to Dundalk. Wexford is another one it's weather is affected by Wales, South England and the Continent. We are a small Island but our weather varies a great deal around the country.
Todays Munster Forecast 09 August 2018 13:00
A mix of sunny spells and scattered showers today with some heavy bursts expected. Light to moderate, west to southwest winds with highest temperatures 15 to 18 degrees.
Some scattered showers overnight, but clear spells also, especially in the east. Lowest temperatures 7 to 9 degrees, in mostly light west to southwest breezes.
Now look at todays radar, it's a fine example of weather differences for areas. There are showers along the west heading east and it's like a invisible line running through waterford country, through Kilkenny and up to Mullingar that seem to switch the rain clouds off yet the regional says showers for Munster today.
Some showers moving through now
Most of the time it's wrong like today last night said on the hourly one 2 hours of rain one at about 4pm and one later. It's been raining for a good part of the day. At this stage I'd be better off reading tea leaves
Current location offshore apparently
Closer to England than Ireland
And I'm in Galway!!!!!!!
How is it still so bad
You must have clicked that location on the rainfall radar. If you do that then it shows that location as your current location.
Just came here to say I hate the new website! The forecast maps are too slow to load, sometimes don't load at all or certain squares fail to load, take too long to view and go through hour by hour and when you click between times the image flashes on and off making it hard to track bands of rain moving across the country.
Never had these problems with the old site and now the short range forecast is gone from the old site. Very annoying.
Exactly ^^^ what you said. Hate it, and esp the short range forecast now being dropped, so disappointing for a new site
What really annoys me about the site is that rain radar display.
The graphics are so poorly rendered.
ME have added a sferic display feature which is very difficult to see well because the sferics are shown as faint crosses, barely discernible as they use the same colour (orange) as the unnecessary roadways depicted on the map.
The sferics are almost invisible among the clutter. Hopeless effort.
The UK Met Office app is much better for rainfall prediction. It allows you to zoom on Ireland & then view a future timeline.