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New Met Éireann Website (beta)

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  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    There were short periods of rain over south Dublin this morning.

    Perhaps where you are but I've seen this at home too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,776 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    It's fairly common to see rain evaporate before it reaches the ground even though the radar shows a return from higher levels where precipitation is present.

    Rainfall radar can be a bit unreliable. Sometimes when there's heavy drizzle falling, the very opposite happens - it's wet at ground level but the tiny droplets of drizzle are not picked up by the radar.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,873 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    It's ridiculous that, whoever designed the new radar, allowed the rainfall to block the outlines on the map.


  • Posts: 21,179 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Comhra wrote: »
    It's fairly common to see rain evaporate before it reaches the ground even though the radar shows a return from higher levels where precipitation is present.

    Rainfall radar can be a bit unreliable. Sometimes when there's heavy drizzle falling, the very opposite happens - it's wet at ground level but the tiny droplets of drizzle are not picked up by the radar.

    It also shows heavier rain on the radar than is actually falling, It was never this bad,


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,776 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    Discodog wrote: »
    It's ridiculous that, whoever designed the new radar, allowed the rainfall to block the outlines on the map.

    Agreed. A very poor effort. Probably the worst rainfall radar display you'll find on any national meteorological website.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭Joe Public


    I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
    Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ronnie3585


    Joe Public wrote: »
    I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.

    That's disappointing, it's much better than the current version.
    Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?

    I find Netweather's radar excellent. Much clearer than ME's and is updated in 5 minute increments.

    https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭dmc17


    Joe Public wrote: »
    I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
    Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?

    Anyone got ideas on the best alternatives to Met Eireann? I have also been using the old website due to the poor design of the new one :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,776 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    dmc17 wrote: »
    Anyone got ideas on the best alternatives to Met Eireann? I have also been using the old website due to the poor design of the new one :(


    Here are a few that I use from time to time. None are perfect but most of them are better than the new ME effort imho.


    https://meteoradar.co.uk/expected-rainfall#

    https://www.rainviewer.com/

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/observation/rainfall-radar#?map=Rainfall&fcTime=1560472500&zoom=6&lon=-4.00&lat=53.51

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twodata/uk-rainfall-radar.aspx


  • Registered Users Posts: 351 ✭✭Auld Jim Halpin


    Joe Public wrote: »
    I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
    Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?

    That is very disappointing, I hope they don't get rid of it, I haven't used the new one at all in months, going on comments in here it never got much better since March when it launched. They don't listen to users it would seem, they must have made the new webpage for themselves. Can they not put their hands up and say we got it wrong, mea culpa, lets start again with the users input in mind. Or why not host the old and the new on the same server and let users choose what suits them best. I suppose they won't release figures of visitors number to old and new in the last 3 months or release the cost to the taxpayer for that new one. Spin it up as an outright success, the FG way.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭Joe Public


    archive.met.ie has gone :-(


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,130 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Joe Public wrote: »
    archive.met.ie has gone :-(
    Still working on my mobile.


    Keeping my fingers crossed here, I hate the new site :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,779 ✭✭✭Joe Public


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    Still working on my mobile.


    Keeping my fingers crossed here, I hate the new site :(


    http://archive.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

    I'm getting HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed


    what URL are you using?


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,130 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Joe Public wrote: »
    http://archive.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

    I'm getting HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed


    what URL are you using?
    m.met.ie is still working on the mobile for me.



    The archive site on the laptop is giving the same failed message as you're getting.



    I presume the mobile site will go the same way fairly soon :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭zom


    zom wrote: »
    http://archive.met.ie/

    But not sure how long they will keep it alive ...

    archive.met.ie down, wonder if this is the end...:(:(:(


  • Registered Users Posts: 351 ✭✭Auld Jim Halpin


    zom wrote: »
    archive.met.ie down, wonder if this is the end...:(:(:(


    At 10:55 I loaded the radar page and it was up to date, any subsequent clicks are giving the 1.1 App error. Since they announced they were retiring the old site I have been trying to use the new one but its just dreadful. I may use the m.met.ie on the PC and phone as a workaround until I find something else. Very disappointing that they took this route, I have completed multiple surveys for them over the years and emailed in suggestions, complaints and faults. I can only hope that they overhaul the new site asap.


    I just loaded the new site on my phone, www.met.ie, IOS 12, via the browser, the very first page it loads is the rainfall radar, is there any way to see the entire island of Ireland at once, I can only see 1/3 of the island at once, can't zoom out any further. - Apologies if this has already been discussed on this thread, I stopped following it a while back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭Jpmarn


    It seems that the archive.met.ie is up and running this morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,908 ✭✭✭zom


    Yes I see archive.met.ie working back again. I actually realized in the morning when I checked what weather will be for the rest of the day.

    @Auld Jim Halpin : I agree old website works much better on mobile than new one, especially radar subpage (http://archive.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp). Old website is simple and fast but probably not carrying all modern metrics allowing traffic monetization.

    Old website on webpagetest.org (3 sec load, 600kb)
    https://www.webpagetest.org/result/190703_KG_a307b47ff862887ae8d4a860351328d3/

    New website on webpagetest.org (11 sec load, 3000kb)
    https://www.webpagetest.org/result/190703_SA_9d96b1188d62f51fa74058fa427d5922/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,962 ✭✭✭r93kaey5p2izun


    Old website is gone again for me. Was working a couple of hours ago. I'll never take to the new one. It's just so clunky and difficult on mobile.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭mickger844posts


    Old website is gone again for me. Was working a couple of hours ago. I'll never take to the new one. It's just so clunky and difficult on mobile.

    Gone for me too. I was using their old radar for my website and the image is not loading


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,354 ✭✭✭lolie




  • Registered Users Posts: 15,873 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    Working for me too


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


    Not working for me on the phone. 404 messge


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,466 Mod ✭✭✭✭mickger844posts


    lolie wrote: »

    The radar I was using was prior to that version.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭seefin


    Apart from the look and feel, I've found the met.ie website has become really inaccurate the past while. Gets it pretty wrong most days and changes forecast for the next few days every few hours. Is it the time of year that makes it so hard to predict with any accuracy ? It's saying it's dry on cork until 6 pm yet been raining the past hour


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,685 ✭✭✭Mobhi1


    Not working for me on the phone. 404 messge

    Working fine on PC but just blank screen on phone.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Old site not working via the Safari browser on an iPhone. Entering archive.met.ie causes it to jump to the new site this evening. First time this has happened. Was getting the 404 errors earlier in the day on alot of the old site.

    Think the new site is awful. Really detest those openstreetmap type depictions for the landmasses. Isobar lines barely visible as a result.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Think the new site is awful. Really detest those openstreetmap type depictions for the landmasses. Isobar lines barely visible as a result.

    It doesn't pass muster. The interface is clunky and awkward, not to mention sluggish. Met Éireann need to bin this version permanently.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,130 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Archive site still working on my tablet. Gone from the phone though :(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,310 ✭✭✭arctictree


    New website is awful on a mobile. I can't zoom out on the radar. What was actually wrong with the old one?


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