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Shannon radar down again.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58


    Mod Note : Phileas Frog received an infraction for personal abuse.

    Adhere to the forum charter.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 312 ✭✭73bc61lyohr0mu


    Is it down again?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    Is it down again?

    No, it's working fine presently but it was down for two hrs. last Thursday.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 312 ✭✭73bc61lyohr0mu


    Comhra wrote: »
    No, it's working fine presently but it was down for two hrs. last Thursday.

    Ah. I was looking at the met Eireann app earlier and the radar looked down


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ecowise


    Radar echoes for most of the western half of country missing since 14.10h.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,076 ✭✭✭highdef


    As a result, I'm unsure if the mega shower in the east midlands is really as mega as it looks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,012 ✭✭✭✭Oscar Bravo


    From Met Eireann "We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Shannon rainfall radar. Please refer to your regional forecast"


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,764 ✭✭✭Bsal


    From Met.ie

    'The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar is currently offline due to a technical fault, hence the loss of coverage in SW Ireland. Repairs are ongoing. We expect this radar will be operational again early next week.'


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,012 ✭✭✭✭Oscar Bravo


    Update:
    The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar is currently offline due to a technical fault, hence the loss of radar coverage in SW Ireland. Repairs are ongoing. We expect this radar will be operational again early next week.
    Apologies for this loss of data.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,472 ✭✭✭Jpmarn


    Just looking at the Met.ie rainfall radar page. It looks like the Shannon radar failed shortly after 2pm but it wasn’t switched off until before 3.45pm. The outline was still there until the time of the switch off.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Update:
    Repairs are ongoing. We expect this radar will be operational again early next week.
    :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,781 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    Update:
    The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar is currently offline due to a technical fault, hence the loss of radar coverage in SW Ireland. Repairs are ongoing. We expect this radar will be operational again early next week.
    Apologies for this loss of data.

    I am confused. The radar outline is there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭sumtings


    Sigh


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,813 ✭✭✭pauldry


    Who cares. Its raining non stop. A window can tell us that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 265 ✭✭sumtings


    pauldry wrote: »
    Who cares. Its raining non stop. A window can tell us that.

    I care, because it rains a lot I like to know when to expect breaks in the rain and make decisions accordingly. I use it an awful lot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,781 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    sumtings wrote: »
    I care, because it rains a lot I like to know when to expect breaks in the rain and make decisions accordingly. I use it an awful lot.

    So do I


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭SlowBlowin


    Matters to me, and most in the SW who work on their land, its nice to nip out between showers knowing when the next is due.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭Comhrá


    A bit disappointing to see another major failure only ten weeks approx after the last outage which lasted for ten days (Aug 2 - 14)


    Note from ME on13th August last:
    We are awaiting delivery from Germany of replacement parts for the Shannon radar this week. Some additional maintenance work and testing will be required when the replacement parts are fitted.

    We will update this article on the expected resumption of service date this Friday.

    I suspect the entire facility is on it's last legs and is being patched up to nurse it along from breakdown to breakdown.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58


    Heavy rain here near Tralee this evening ( I had to draw it in myself :D )


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭SlowBlowin


    Added something (accurate).

    radar.jpg


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 11,735 Mod ✭✭✭✭Meteorite58


    SlowBlowin wrote: »
    Added something (accurate).

    radar.jpg

    We could do this all night , just add in your own weather !


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,884 ✭✭✭SlowBlowin


    In all seriousness if we could collect rainfall data in near real time from all the boards weather stations, collate it all and generate a map, we could generate a meaningless mess, this probably works better !


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,382 ✭✭✭weisses


    Hope they kept the receipt


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,348 ✭✭✭irishgeo


    just replace the thing, how much is it costing every week on parts?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 452 ✭✭Logan Roy


    Not good enough at all, like most of our public infrastructure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,781 ✭✭✭✭Discodog


    I don't think that, even ME, realise how important this is - after all Dublin works fine :rolleyes:

    Clearly a new, useless, website is more important than the radar. I would urge anyone, who depends on this, to write to the Minister & their own TD.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,235 ✭✭✭Oneiric 3


    Discodog wrote: »
    I would urge anyone, who depends on this, to write to the Minister & their own TD.

    Imagine wasting your time doing that...

    Shannon radar is a joke and always has been. Only in Ireland would such consistent shoddiness be tolerated.

    New Moon



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Oneiric 3 wrote: »
    Imagine wasting your time doing that...

    Shannon radar is a joke and always has been. Only in Ireland would such consistent shoddiness is completely accepted and understood[\b].
    There fyp. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 125 ✭✭ecowise


    What was curious about this outage at first was that the radar map showed the outline of the Shannon radar but the echoes were missing. I don't remember seeing this before. Perhaps it is a software issue but whatever the cause I agree with the comments regarding the poor level of service. It should be a very rare occurrence for the service to be down. I think contacting ME directly about the issue might be more effective than contacting politicians: [email protected].


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Might suit somebody to do this with qualifications like passenger pilot /sea Harbour pilot. My own geographical qualifations aren't super duper


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