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23-04-2019, 17:06   #631
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I noticed that the rainfall radar isn't accurate at all, showed mist or light rainfall this morning over this part of Dublin and there wasn't a drop of rain/mist. I've noticed this before a lot and it shows heavier rainfall than is actually falling.
There were short periods of rain over south Dublin this morning.
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23-04-2019, 18:10   #632
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There were short periods of rain over south Dublin this morning.
Perhaps where you are but I've seen this at home too.
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23-04-2019, 18:23   #633
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It's fairly common to see rain evaporate before it reaches the ground even though the radar shows a return from higher levels where precipitation is present.

Rainfall radar can be a bit unreliable. Sometimes when there's heavy drizzle falling, the very opposite happens - it's wet at ground level but the tiny droplets of drizzle are not picked up by the radar.
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24-04-2019, 09:14   #634
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It's ridiculous that, whoever designed the new radar, allowed the rainfall to block the outlines on the map.
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It's fairly common to see rain evaporate before it reaches the ground even though the radar shows a return from higher levels where precipitation is present.

Rainfall radar can be a bit unreliable. Sometimes when there's heavy drizzle falling, the very opposite happens - it's wet at ground level but the tiny droplets of drizzle are not picked up by the radar.
It also shows heavier rain on the radar than is actually falling, It was never this bad,
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24-04-2019, 22:40   #636
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It's ridiculous that, whoever designed the new radar, allowed the rainfall to block the outlines on the map.
Agreed. A very poor effort. Probably the worst rainfall radar display you'll find on any national meteorological website.
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I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?
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I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
That's disappointing, it's much better than the current version.

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Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?
I find Netweather's radar excellent. Much clearer than ME's and is updated in 5 minute increments.

https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar
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I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?
Anyone got ideas on the best alternatives to Met Eireann? I have also been using the old website due to the poor design of the new one
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Anyone got ideas on the best alternatives to Met Eireann? I have also been using the old website due to the poor design of the new one

Here are a few that I use from time to time. None are perfect but most of them are better than the new ME effort imho.


https://meteoradar.co.uk/expected-rainfall#

https://www.rainviewer.com/

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/...4.00&lat=53.51

http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/tw...all-radar.aspx
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I see a note at the top of http://archive.met.ie to say it will soon be unavailable which I'm not happy about as I still don't like the replacement.
Re. the unexciting looking rainfall radar page is there any other websites showing the counties of Ireland as a background to a see through rainfall radar?
That is very disappointing, I hope they don't get rid of it, I haven't used the new one at all in months, going on comments in here it never got much better since March when it launched. They don't listen to users it would seem, they must have made the new webpage for themselves. Can they not put their hands up and say we got it wrong, mea culpa, lets start again with the users input in mind. Or why not host the old and the new on the same server and let users choose what suits them best. I suppose they won't release figures of visitors number to old and new in the last 3 months or release the cost to the taxpayer for that new one. Spin it up as an outright success, the FG way.
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archive.met.ie has gone :-(
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archive.met.ie has gone :-(
Still working on my mobile.


Keeping my fingers crossed here, I hate the new site
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02-07-2019, 20:22   #644
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Still working on my mobile.


Keeping my fingers crossed here, I hate the new site

http://archive.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

I'm getting HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed


what URL are you using?
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http://archive.met.ie/latest/rainfall_radar.asp

I'm getting HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed


what URL are you using?
m.met.ie is still working on the mobile for me.



The archive site on the laptop is giving the same failed message as you're getting.



I presume the mobile site will go the same way fairly soon
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