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01-09-2019, 09:41   #4186
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Of course the Met eireann forecasts have been typically atrocious. No rain predicted for several hours, 30 minutes later another deluge. Don't even know why they bother. They might get it right for the east, but a lucky dip would be more accurate at predicting the weather in the west then Met Eireann.
Can I ask, are you looking at their automated hour-hour forecast for you location? If you are, it's shockingly bad at forecasting rainfalls to anything more certain than a vague idea. It relies entirely on its model of forecasting where the showers will be, and is not the reality.

The text based forecast is better.
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01-09-2019, 09:46   #4187
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Can I ask, are you looking at their automated hour-hour forecast for you location? If you are, it's shockingly bad at forecasting rainfalls to anything more certain than a vague idea. It relies entirely on its model of forecasting where the showers will be, and is not the reality.

The text based forecast is better.
I had, they had no rain in Mayo until 2PM today on that forecaster. But it lashed for the last 30 minutes. Its that bad everyday. They are as well to take that site down, because all its doing is misleading people. €60 of spray wasted this month so far.

The live radar forecast is also useless as the showers are here before they show up on that chart.

Is there any other job where you can be so wrong so often and still keep your job as a forecaster.
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It looks like, provisionally at least, that Athenry did not make the 300mm for the month of August with 297.3 being the initial figure (unless it changes later on)

Newport next in line at 228.9mm. Stations that did not breech the 100mm mark for the month inc all of the Dublin stations, Oak Park & Johnstown Castle. Nationally, the mean total came in at 146mm, which is around 160% of normal, while the aggregate mean temp came in a 0.4c above average.

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Just 74.4mm at my location near Arklow for the entire month of August
Ground is like solid cement

(A repeat of last of to Dec's extremely wet period would have to happen to bring the area up to its annual average rainfall-As it stands we are only 150mm or so ahead of last year which included nearly 3 months of practically no rain fall)

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A lovely bright sunny morning here in Dublin .
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01-09-2019, 10:24   #4190
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It looks like, provisionally at least, that Athenry did not make the 300mm for the month of August with 297.3 being the initial figure (unless it changes later on)

Newport next in line at 228.9mm. Stations that did not breech the 100mm mark for the month inc all of the Dublin stations, Oak Park & Johnstown Castle. Nationally, the mean total came in at 146mm, which is around 160% of normal, while the aggregate mean temp came in a 0.4c above average.

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At odds with their hourly totals for yesterday which give 13.9mm at Athenry but I guess they’re not reliable either seeing this.
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01-09-2019, 10:59   #4191
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At odds with their hourly totals for yesterday which give 13.9mm at Athenry but I guess they’re not reliable either seeing this.
Possibly because the 'hourly' reports available on the 'current' and 'yesterday's' page include data for between 11pm and midnight of the previous day. I think it would be more fitting if they started each day at the 00.00 reports, which would be more inline with the daily data which start and end at midnight.
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Another lovely day in dublin. Still barely a drop of rain here in north dublin since last Thursday 22nd august. August ended up quite a pleasant month in the east
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Definitely going for a 6.5 out of 10 for summer 2019. Poor June, very nice July and quite a nice August.
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Provisional IMT in the end only 14.9c for Ireland during summer 2019... slightly above avg but cooler than summer 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2018. Almost on par with 2014. Things to remember though are that June was cooler than average and there will be regional variation.

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Mod Note: Artane2002 has opened a brand new shiny thread for Autumn 2019 here


Here's a link to it to make sure everyone's on the same page

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Can I ask, are you looking at their automated hour-hour forecast for you location? If you are, it's shockingly bad at forecasting rainfalls to anything more certain than a vague idea. It relies entirely on its model of forecasting where the showers will be, and is not the reality.

The text based forecast is better.

Or the radar animation
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Definitely going for a 6.5 out of 10 for summer 2019. Poor June, very nice July and quite a nice August.
Will give it 2 out of 10 here, and that 2 is only for because we had some nice downpours.
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Will give it 2 out of 10 here, and that 2 is only for because we had some nice downpours.
Where are you? West coast I am assuming
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Where are you? West coast I am assuming
The west, but not the coast.
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