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07-08-2019, 13:41   #31
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You'd really miss it. Accuracy from Dublin really drops off at longer range. Torrential rain in Galway ATM but not a thing showing on radar. Shannon really handy for things like timing a walk with the kids etc, knowing you have a window before rain arrives.
If you play the animation you can see the point where Dublin picked up that shower - one image literally shows half a shower.
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07-08-2019, 15:51   #32
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There must be a big fault on the Shannon radar. It is offline for at least 5 days now. I suppose the bank holiday weekend in the middle of summer didn’t help as so many people like to be off.
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07-08-2019, 18:09   #33
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At least Sligo is on the coast.

Today there was less than 1mm in Sligo but heavy thunderstorms nearby in Ballymote that were barely visible on radar but showed on satellite
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08-08-2019, 13:35   #34
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..........and still not working ;(
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08-08-2019, 16:08   #35
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Tweet issued again today, as well an an update, or more lack of one! "No further updates – 8th August"
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08-08-2019, 17:30   #36
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Pain in the neck not having this available.
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08-08-2019, 17:32   #37
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Pain in the neck not having this available.
Very much so.

Went camping during the week, very much missed the rainfall radar when trying to figure out when we had time between showers!
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08-08-2019, 18:37   #38
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My other half wanted to go for a walk yesterday so she asked the Son was there any rain coming, he checked not knowing the radar was down and said no rain, she headed out and fifteen minutes later she was absolutely soaked not impressed.
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09-08-2019, 11:38   #39
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They mentioned on the RTE weather forecast yesterday evening that Shannon radar was waiting for a part. Going back through the years when it was out of service for extended periods this was always the story. What makes Shannon radar so unique that it's very prone to faults and often not an easy fix?
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09-08-2019, 11:41   #40
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Its a pathetic ... third world meteorological infrastructure in a first world country
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09-08-2019, 11:52   #41
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A page from Boards weather forum from ten years back.

Sadly little has changed since then. Nothing to suggest anything will change going forward either.

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin//sho...5754470&page=4
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09-08-2019, 11:54   #42
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Latest Update on their website

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.
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from 2012:

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Met Eireann apologises for the continued interruption of service from the Shannon Radar. During routine maintenance, a faulty drive motor and gearbox were diagnosed. Met Eireann technicians have been working on the faults all week; the drive motor has been replaced, but the delivery of a new gearbox from suppliers has been delayed and is expected by Monday 10th. The installation of the new gearbox and other tasks necessary to bring the Radar back into service are likely to take a few days thereafter.
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Latest Update on their website

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.
Which, to me, suggests that it won't be fixed before Monday at the earliest.
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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..
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