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What are the shaded areas on Met Eireann's rainfall radar map?

  • 04-06-2018 7:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭ TomOnBoard


    In the attached screenshot there are some pink shaded areas, north and south of Wicklow mountains park and south of Newbridge. What are they? Thanks.

    EDIT: screenshot don't attach... :-(


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,276 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    Shaded areas usually show rain! Or more correctly, precipitation.



    There is a legend below the map that shows what each colour represents.


    I can't see anything in the Wicklow area at the moment, though, so not sure what you're seeing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭ TomOnBoard


    TomOnBoard wrote: »
    In the attached screenshot there are some pink shaded areas, north and south of Wicklow mountains park and south of Newbridge. What are they? Thanks.

    EDIT: screenshot don't attach... :-(

    Trying again


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,575 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cdeb


    Are they army areas? Maybe have radar restrictions?

    Certainly they're around where there are army areas


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,276 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi


    TomOnBoard wrote: »
    Trying again
    Ah.


    Dunno what they are, sorry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,851 ✭✭✭✭ endacl


    Candy floss alert?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,073 ✭✭✭ TomOnBoard


    HeidiHeidi wrote: »
    Shaded areas usually show rain! Or more correctly, precipitation.



    There is a legend below the map that shows what each colour represents.


    I can't see anything in the Wicklow area at the moment, though, so not sure what you're seeing.

    I've seen them in the same place for days..


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 71,804 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ted_YNWA


    I think the one in Wicklow is the Army training base in the Glen of Imaal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,916 ✭✭✭ Reati


    I think the bigger one is Glen of imal. Not sure why met.ie would show them up though. They are shown on aviation charts though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,183 ✭✭✭ sdanseo


    Reati wrote: »
    I think the bigger one is Glen of imal. Not sure why met.ie would show them up though. They are shown on aviation charts though.

    Military range areas and MOA (restricted airspace) are naturally different things however the Glen, Curragh etc are also MOAs.

    They're shown on the Rainfall map because it uses OpenStreetMap and that just happens to show them shaded prominently in red.


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