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09-08-2019, 14:01   #46
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If the problem was discovered during "routine maintenance" does that mean it was fine until they touched it? now it's a big overtime claim
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An Joanne said on TV that with Shannon down the country has lost half its rainfall radar coverage.
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It'd be nice to have a weather radar in Belmullet and somewhere in west Kerry, to give better coverage of the incoming weather from the West..
West Kerry would just overlap with the Shannon one. A waste of money.

Perhaps Belmullet or somewhere in Donegal.
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09-08-2019, 15:05   #49
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Looking at netweather's radar it looks like they are not using data from the Dublin airport radar, you can see the range ring ends just before Shannon airport which suggests they are only using Belfast radar, but if you go to met.ie website you can see the range ring from the Dublin airport radar extending as far as Cork.
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It'd be nice to have a weather radar in Belmullet and somewhere in west Kerry, to give better coverage of the incoming weather from the West..
Here in West Cork the Met Radar really doesn't cover us at all.The showers are on top of us before they show on the radar. A radar at Sherkin or Valentia would offer much better coverage for the South West of the country.
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09-08-2019, 15:14   #51
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I suspect part of the problem with the ME service is that they have a monopoly in Ireland. It is interesting to see how the UK Met Office have upped their game on Youtube since they lost the BBC contract:

https://youtu.be/qPbNN-hW69o
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Today's update on the ME website:

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Friday 9th August: A major repair is being carried out as a matter of top priority by Met Éireann especially given the current unsettled Atlantic weather pattern. The progress will be updated here on Monday.
Come on lads.....I've gotten soaked twice this week because of the lack of radar coverage.
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If it was the Airport radar it would be fixed in hours.
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If it was the Airport radar it would be fixed in hours.
At least, they would have a plan B
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Looking at netweather's radar it looks like they are not using data from the Dublin airport radar, you can see the range ring ends just before Shannon airport which suggests they are only using Belfast radar, but if you go to met.ie website you can see the range ring from the Dublin airport radar extending as far as Cork.
No, that's just the format they use, they are using the Dublin radar.
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Come on lads.....I've gotten soaked twice this week because of the lack of radar coverage.
Ball.cocks. you got soaked because it rained.
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We are in a part of the country that depends on Shannon radar for accurate rainfall coverage. Here in Limerick we do get coverage from Dublin but we don't have a clue how intense the nearby rainfall is. I noticed other posters reporting getting caught out because of the lack of coverage towards the south west. Kerry and West Cork have absolutely no coverage at all.
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Does Shannon radar cover Cork city? No mention of rain on met.ie today yet a horrendous downpour a half hour ago. Am going to have to stop checking weather online as invariably it's pretty unaccurate on all the sites. Noticed this especially this summer
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It would cover the cork area yes. The Dublin radar is very poor at picking up precipitation from that distance. (Curvature of earth, hills in the way etc)
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"Does Shannon radar cover Cork city? No mention of rain on met.ie today yet a horrendous downpour a half hour ago. Am going to have to stop checking weather online as invariably it's pretty unaccurate on all the sites. Noticed this especially this summer"

In theory but it is not reliable in practice. We are located in west Waterford and it sometimes picks up precipitation and sometimes not. Besides the Earth's curvature the W-E line of high ground from the Galtee's to the Comeraghs is presumably part of the reason for this. It appears to me to work better (but not perfect) at this range for precipitation coming from a greater height such as in a warm front but appears less able to pick up showers.
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