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30-12-2018, 18:51   #481
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Opinion: The press needs to stop sensationalising the weather https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opi...omment-7748821 by Retail Ireland's David Fitzsimons
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An example of this occurred on a busy shopping weekend in the run-up to Christmas. On Thursday 13 December, Met Éireann reported that a status orange warning would apply nationwide from Friday evening through to Saturday evening.

On that Thursday, footfall reduced nationwide on a like by like basis by 8%, even though the alert had not yet come into effect.

A national tabloid then ran a headline the next day stating that 135 kmph winds would hit Ireland, even though those winds were actually forecast for an oil rig off the coast of Ireland, so that was out at sea!

Friday’s footfall reduced by 12% and Saturday by 23%. It is a fact that many parts of the country on Saturday 14th December experienced some rain and some wind, that said was a nationwide alert really appropriate?
which national tabloid then ran a headline the next day stating that 135 kmph winds would hit Ireland? oh does he mean the Sun whose headline was WEATHER ALERT Met Eireann confirm Storm Deirdre set to hit Ireland with ‘disruptive and damaging 130kph gusts’ as forecasters issue nationwide wind warning https://www.thesun.ie/news/3518326/m...-wind-warning/

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30-12-2018, 19:03   #482
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Opinion: The press needs to stop sensationalising the weather https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opi...omment-7748821 which national tabloid then ran a headline the next day stating that 135 kmph winds would hit Ireland?
As usual, the journal comments section is vomit inducing. People with no knowledge (and possibly the same ones who would criticise Met Éireann for "incorrect" warnings) spouting nonsense.

The reality is he is correct. The press will jump on anything for a story and unfortunately while the more educated among us know to ignore everything a red-top tabloid says, many don't and take it as gospel. In addition, some of the outlets that would once have been considered reliable like Indo and the Examiner jumped on the bandwagon.

I do think Met Éireann need to be clearer about explaining why warnings have changed and reinforcing that warnings are based on forecast which is not an exact science. Beyond the regular TV and web foreacsts, communication is not their forté.
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Channel 4. Britain s wildest weather. On now.
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Snow storm.

A snow storm people..

https://www.her.ie/news/ireland-snow...january-445966

I'll believe it, when I see it
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17-04-2019, 07:34   #485
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I notice all the radio stations and their dj's getting excited about stunning 22c weather this weekend and how we'll be warmer than places in the Mediterranean. I expect plenty of people giving out on Tuesday about how Met Eireann never get the weather right.

And just to be clear, I'm not knocking ME, just people mis reading the weather or hearing what they want and not realising that warm weather doesn't mean sunny weather.

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02-05-2019, 16:41   #486
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DailyMail - May Bank Holiday will be coldest for 41 years with minus 6C chills, frost and snow and sleet on way
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https://twitter.com/metoffice/status...33360702083073
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27-05-2019, 08:18   #488
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75 years ago, the story of a weathergirl in Blacksod, Mayo, who played an invaluable part in the success of World War II's D-Day
'Storm Front in Mayo' is on Thursday June 6 22:15 RTE1
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Scientists Warn a Prolonged Solar Minimum is Coming


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According to experts, the sun has now started a period of low activity which has been associated with collapsing temperatures. The scientists say that this change could last for over a decade.

Astronomers pointed out that the sun has now gone 15 consecutive days without the occurrence of sunspots. This has marked 58% of the days of 2019 with the lack of sunspots. The cycle that the sun follows entails 11 years where the sun would reach a solar maximum and would later shift into its solar minimum. When it is at its solar maximum, the sun would give off more heat. It is also frequented by a higher number of sunspots.

Space Weather reports a cosmic forecasting site, they have observed that the sun has been without spots for 15 consecutive days which points to the start of a solar minimum. The occurrence of solar minimum is of high importance as some climate experts believe that solar cycles impose a bigger threat to the Earth as compared to global warming that is caused by destructive human activities.

Vijay Jayaraj, one of the environmental scientists from the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, believes that global warming is the product of solar cycles. The said alliance is a Christian group that does not believe that global warming is caused by man's actions. Jayaraj pointed out that the sun is the biggest influence when it comes to global temperature.

Jayaraj added that the National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) has a page explaining that solar influence has been determining the atmospheric and surface temperatures of the Earth. The scientist also cited an example explaining that temperature changes since 1990 have coincided more with the changes in solar activity as compared to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.

According to the Scientific community, the sun was not expected to head into a solar minimum until 2020. However, the solar minimum has started early. Experts states this would mean a prolonged cold snap for the planet. The experts feel that it is important to point out that the last time that there was a prolonged solar minimum, a mini Ice Age has occurred which lasted for 70 years. The seven decades of freezing weather, known as the Maunder minimum, lasted from 1645 to 1715. During this time, there is a very low occurrence of sunspots. 

In addition, global temperatures during the time dropped by 1.3°C that have shortened seasons and have affected the food chain that ultimately led to food shortages.

https://www.sciencetimes.com/article...mum-coming.htm
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How to undermine a science themed article

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Vijay Jayaraj, one of the environmental scientists from the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, believes that global warming is the product of solar cycles. The said alliance is a Christian group that does not believe that global warming is caused by man's actions. Jayaraj pointed out that the sun is the biggest influence when it comes to global temperature.

Jayaraj added that the National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA) has a page explaining that solar influence has been determining the atmospheric and surface temperatures of the Earth. The scientist also cited an example explaining that temperature changes since 1990 have coincided more with the changes in solar activity as compared to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration.
https://www.desmogblog.com/cornwall-...dship-creation
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https://www.desmogblog.com/cornwall-...dship-creation
You can find the same information/news story from a more "trusted" news source if you like...I suppose if it was on RTE news like "climate change" it would be taken as the truth and not questioned...if its on the telly it must be true
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I prefer my science news to not be filtered through evangelical Christians!
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time-lapse of a rare twisting cloud formation is captured on video, appearing to roll up like a thick blanket.
The clouds known as Arcus, or Roll Clouds, Co Mayo
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...et-filmed.html
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Slightly better reading than there crap about Brit exit ha
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