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13-11-2020, 12:57   #31
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The main issue is their terrible and frequently inconsistent graphics - yesterday was a case in point. For Friday it was sun from behind the cloud symbols but on the 5 day summary graphic it was rain clouds. This is typical of them unfortunately.
They plonk a temperature figure in the middle of the map which is connected to nothing specific and therefore totally meaningless
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They plonk a temperature figure in the middle of the map which is connected to nothing specific and therefore totally meaningless
I never understand when they say its going to rain tomorrow then show sunshine and cloud in the graphic at the end
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I can barely understand this Donegal speech, had to listen a few times, at least he speaks slowly. Imagine if RTE1 weather presenters had such a seriously strong regional diction!
https://twitter.com/TG4TV/status/132...806406144?s=20
Funny, I can easily understand every word of that while I need to read subtitles a lot of the time for the Dublin/Galway Irish that RTE always use
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Since when did weather forecast presenting turn into a Lovely Girl Festival?
A friend of mine left for America 12 years ago. He misses the tg4 weather

So at least 12 years is the answer.
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Since when did weather forecast presenting turn into a Lovely Girl Festival?
Have you ever seen the Spanish forecasters
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Have you ever seen the Spanish forecasters
You mean Mexican?

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The main issue is their terrible and frequently inconsistent graphics - yesterday was a case in point. For Friday it was sun from behind the cloud symbols but on the 5 day summary graphic it was rain clouds. This is typical of them unfortunately.
the graphics are terrible in general, even when they are correct.
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Met Eireann should just scrap their RTE gig, much like the UK Met Office has done with the BBC over in the UK, and run their own forecasting channel on YouTube or something similar (even on their own website) I rarely watch the RTE weather these days, because, despite being tax payer and license payer funded, we are still infested with advertisements on both sides of the forecast, that itself is 'sponsored'. If I pay a NetFlix or YouTube subscription, I do so in order to not have advertisements that take up more time than the actual content, spewed out at me and insulting what little intelligence I may have. Yet with RTE, we pay heavily, and they still infest us with these ads. These cretins are just raking it in from all sides, but I guess the obscenely high salaries of their highly overrated and overvalued D4 'presenters' must be maintained.

The UK Met forecast on YouTube contains far superior, and easier to read maps and graphics that those on the BBC now, which have gone seriously downhill since the UKMO pulled out. Met Eireann could easily do the same. Ad free, not limited by time constraints given to them by RTE producers, lest they might lose valuable ad revenue, and the freedom to present in a fashion that is worthy of them.
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UK met only has 100k subscribers which surprised me, though many more will have it bookmarked no doubt
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Met Eireann should just scrap their RTE gig, much like the UK Met Office has done with the BBC over in the UK, and run their own forecasting channel on YouTube or something similar (even on their own website) I rarely watch the RTE weather these days, because, despite being tax payer and license payer funded, we are still infested with advertisements on both sides of the forecast, that itself is 'sponsored'. If I pay a NetFlix or YouTube subscription, I do so in order to not have advertisements that take up more time than the actual content, spewed out at me and insulting what little intelligence I may have. Yet with RTE, we pay heavily, and they still infest us with these ads. These cretins are just raking it in from all sides, but I guess the obscenely high salaries of their highly overrated and overvalued D4 'presenters' must be maintained.

The UK Met forecast on YouTube contains far superior, and easier to read maps and graphics that those on the BBC now, which have gone seriously downhill since the UKMO pulled out. Met Eireann could easily do the same. Ad free, not limited by time constraints given to them by RTE producers, lest they might lose valuable ad revenue, and the freedom to present in a fashion that is worthy of them.
I can't stand that Avonmore ad that's on at the moment, with your one chomping on cereal and they cut it right at a frame where she's making the worst-looking face.

I have a full Sky subscription, yet I have to put up with frequent ads during the golf, football and F1. I'm not against the dual funding model, though I do agree that a big revamp is needed in the weather bulletins (starting with teaching some of them presentation techniques, like not swallowing mid-sentence).
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Never thought I'd live to see the day where people are getting bent out of shape over ME's weather forcasts
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16-11-2020, 02:50   #42
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The UKMO one is far superior, don't even need the sound up to know what is being forecast. pretty must the same format every day.
Looking at their forecast tonight it shows Waterford in for a wet day yet Met.ie is 11am to 3 pm with Monday will be mostly cloudy with rain becoming widespread during the morning, accompanied by moderate to fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. Some dry spells may develop inland later, but many areas will remain overcast and misty, with further rain and drizzle. Hill and coastal fog also.

Met.ie were a hell of a lot better back in the 80's and 90's, even the graphics was better than today. From what i see of the forecasts here is that they all seem to have their own templates and present their way. There is no consistency and seems very amateurish sometimes. Would love to see another profession service start forecasting here in Ireland.
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The UKMO one is far superior, don't even need the sound up to know what is being forecast. pretty must the same format every day.
Looking at their forecast tonight it shows Waterford in for a wet day yet Met.ie is 11am to 3 pm with Monday will be mostly cloudy with rain becoming widespread during the morning, accompanied by moderate to fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. Some dry spells may develop inland later, but many areas will remain overcast and misty, with further rain and drizzle. Hill and coastal fog also.

Met.ie were a hell of a lot better back in the 80's and 90's, even the graphics was better than today. From what i see of the forecasts here is that they all seem to have their own templates and present their way. There is no consistency and seems very amateurish sometimes. Would love to see another profession service start forecasting here in Ireland.
Wrong as there was no Met.ie in the 80s or 90s. So there.

Either way, the graphics are better today.

In the 80's they had a guy standing beside a map with a pointy stick.



Video above shows it. From 1985. Weather starts around 5:10. Before that Anne Doyle in her prime.

Either way, not everything is bad nowadays despite what people claim.
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Wrong as there was no Met.ie in the 80s or 90s. So there.

Either way, the graphics are better today.

In the 80's they had a guy standing beside a map with a pointy stick.



Video above shows it. From 1985. Weather starts around 5:10. Before that Anne Doyle in her prime.

Either way, not everything is bad nowadays despite what people claim.
Met.ie Irish met service whatever you want to call it, it's the same lot.
They may have used pointy sticks back then but you used to get a line(s) dividing the weather if one area was wet, another sunny etc. Lot of the time now it's guess weather in your area. MetUK yesterday evening was lot more accurate today for here than MET.ie.
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Met.ie Irish met service whatever you want to call it, it's the same lot.
They may have used pointy sticks back then but you used to get a line(s) dividing the weather if one area was wet, another sunny etc. Lot of the time now it's guess weather in your area. MetUK yesterday evening was lot more accurate today for here than MET.ie.
It's Met Eireann, not that difficult.

I'm sorry but I'm not accepting that maps in 1985 are better than what Met Eireann provide now.

Nor do I use UK Met office for Irish weather.
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