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All Things Met Eireann Related Go in Here (MOD NOTE #1)

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  • It hasn't changed for me...

    Here's the image I'm getting:

    https://www.met.ie/latest-reports/recent-rainfall-radar/12-hour-rainfall-radar


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  • Maybe it’s just me but just cannot warm to the Joanne lady who does the weather.

    Very superficial/fake presentation or something.




  • Comhra wrote: »

    Ah yes, that's on the radar page. Your original comment said on the Homepage. Anyway, yes, it does look sharper there alright.




  • She's actually quite bad at presentation, whatever about her technical skills. I find the forecasts generally far too superficial and tending to spend too much time on stuff we know has happened and not enough about why the weather is doing what it's doing in the bigger scheme of things like Arctic high pressure's effects on the jet stream and "stalled" slow rotation low pressure areas.

    They are probably told not to bother with that stuff.




  • Ah yes, that's on the radar page. Your original comment said on the Homepage. Anyway, yes, it does look sharper there alright.

    Oops, apologies...my mistake. Still it's an improvement.


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  • She's actually quite bad at presentation, whatever about her technical skills. I find the forecasts generally far too superficial and tending to spend too much time on stuff we know has happened and not enough about why the weather is doing what it's doing in the bigger scheme of things like Arctic high pressure's effects on the jet stream and "stalled" slow rotation low pressure areas.

    They are probably told not to bother with that stuff.

    Rightly so too in fairness. Whilst all in this forum like the scientific and techie side of things, the target audience of a forecast require just that - a forecast!




  • Are the colours of the temperature forecasts consistent by time of year? Eg an 8 degrees in January might be yellow or orange but in the middle of a warm spell would be perhaps light blue? Its still the same temperature regardless. Im fairly sure ive noticed this before but may be wrong.




  • She's actually quite bad at presentation, whatever about her technical skills. I find the forecasts generally far too superficial and tending to spend too much time on stuff we know has happened and not enough about why the weather is doing what it's doing in the bigger scheme of things like Arctic high pressure's effects on the jet stream and "stalled" slow rotation low pressure areas.

    They are probably told not to bother with that stuff.

    Atrocious is the word to describe her presentation skills, I either walk out of the room or switch her off when she is on.
    I think the main issue with not showing the jet stream etc like the met forecasts is down to the graphics. Most of the time it's just the few icons of weather around the map or the forecasters personal maps of past rain and clouds.
    It's very hit and miss with each presenter using their own stuff instead of the set piece to use. Met uk youtube presentations and bbc weather is soo much more professional and easy to understand with all the info given.




  • Met seemed to be conflicted for Dublin today, their radar showed a belt of rain clearing from the west around lunchtime but their hour by hour weather suggested it would be raining all day. for me it seemed clear that the radar was going to be the right one




  • Jesus who wrote this? Shockingly written forecast, makes almost no sense. In the Munster forecast for tomorrow.
    Met &#201 wrote: »
    TOMORROW - TUESDAY 25TH MAY
    Cloudy tomorrow with outbreaks of rain continuing through much of the day. Good sunny spells elsewhere with well scattered showers. Rain will gradually become confined to southwestern coastal fringes through the afternoon with drier conditions elsewhere. Highest afternoon temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees Celsius in mostly light to moderate northwesterly or variable breezes, fresher along southwestern coasts.


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  • Elsewhere? Where's that?




  • Apart from the "good sunny spells elsewhere" sentence, that makes perfect sense.


    I'd say either that sentence was left in from an earlier draft by mistake, or they forgot to specify a location/region in the first sentence.


    One error. Hardly a hanging offence!




  • Unfortunately is very typical of met.error (as I like to call them), editing, drafting, comprehension all very hit and miss.




  • From the 10th May, doesn't know their west from east. I sent a message and they didn't even bother changing it.

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  • Jean Byrne just forgot Sunday on the 7.57 forecast. Skipped to outlook for early next week.




  • spookwoman wrote: »
    Atrocious is the word to describe her presentation skills, I either walk out of the room or switch her off when she is on.
    Must admit, I have no idea who you are talking about. Stopped watching RTE altogether now because it is just an insult to one's intelligence. Not only do they have a very peculiar, cartoonish, one dimensional idea of Ireland, but that accent they all seem to talk in now. A sort of half south Dublin, half west coast US nasally thing going on there. Wouldn't do to speak like an ordinary, authentic Dub at all; no, that would be very unbecoming to one's social standing and peer status.




  • Ye must love the misery.




  • Oneiric 3 wrote: »
    Must admit, I have no idea who you are talking about. Stopped watching RTE altogether now because it is just an insult to one's intelligence. Not only do they have a very peculiar, cartoonish, one dimensional idea of Ireland, but that accent they all seem to talk in now. A sort of half south Dublin, half west coast US nasally thing going on there. Wouldn't do to speak like an ordinary, authentic Dub at all; no, that would be very unbecoming to one's social standing and peer status.

    To be fair, Michelle Dillon is the best and has not lost any of her Clare accent. Can't stomach Siobhán or indeed Jean, and as for Joanna...




  • 6.55 forecast ends with "Saturday fine with just isolated showers in western areas" - graphic showing isolated showers in the east (which is what the written forecast says).




  • 6.55 forecast ends with "Saturday fine with just isolated showers in western areas" - graphic showing isolated showers in the east (which is what the written forecast says).

    saw that. Elizabeth Coleman. Always at least one mistake per broadcast. poor enough.


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  • To be fair, Michelle Dillon is the best and has not lost any of her Clare accent. Can't stomach Siobhán or indeed Jean, and as for Joanna...

    I agree (along with Gerry Murphy) and the new lady (Coleman) is promising.




  • saw that. Elizabeth Coleman. Always at least one mistake per broadcast. poor enough.

    Described temps as being in the 'late teens'. Aaahh! 'Late teens' is for age, 'high teens' for temperature.




  • Linda Hughes is also very good, delivers a nice calm detailed forecast. Barely if ever makes any mistakes.




  • To be fair, Michelle Dillon is the best and has not lost any of her Clare accent. Can't stomach Siobhán or indeed Jean, and as for Joanna...
    I have no issue with any of the weather presenters on that channel because, unlike the bulk of presenters and journalists who work in that over-funded and over-valued organisation, they actually know what they are talking about.




  • Oneiric 3 wrote: »
    I have no issue with any of the weather presenters on that channel because, unlike the bulk of presenters and journalists who work in that over-funded and over-valued organisation, they actually know what they are talking about.
    none of those mentioned in recent posts actually work for RTE :)




  • I'm going to have to avoid met eireann forcasts from now on. They are too stressful.




  • Just having a look at mets.ie site and go to rainfall and pressure. Fast forward to 5th 01.00 and the low is off Greenland. I look up the ECMWF site charts because met has a big ECMWF under their logo and fast forward to 5th 00uct and the low is off the west of Ireland. WX Charts are pretty much the same, off the west coast of Ireland.
    Considering how off met.ie is off these days on the weather I should not be surprised but a discrepancy of that much has should be explained




  • Firstly, how does a couple of gripey emails to Met Eireann become a 'story'?

    Secondly, how did these cretins get hold of these emails in the first place? These emails are the private business between Met Eireann and members of the public who avail of their services. Since when did Met Eireann (people of talent) become accountable to the press (people of non-talent)?

    What a God awful, inverted age we live in.



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  • More than likely the paper used the freedom of expression act to get them, they should not have published them we all complain about weather forecasting at some point when its wrong .



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