Met Eireann dumbs down their new Web-site

clearmurk

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Want to see the Atlantic charts with their associated weather fronts? Met Eireann has decided that you are not to be allowed. This is only for the specialists you see. Mere plebians cannot be trusted to understand such technicalities. Salaries need to be justified somehow.

This is yet another example of a state entity seeking to withhold pertinent information from the public. I have often looked at these charts, compared them to what the forecasters have forecast, to find the forecast significantly in error. Well, I guess that can't happen any more. Job done.
 


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There are other websites, apart from Met Eireann.

Including Accuweather.

A rather odd interesting wbesite is the Norwegian Weather forecast, which even has predictions for Irish locations. www.yr.no

Here is their prediction for Dublin airport.
https://www.yr.no/place/Ireland/Leinster/Dublin_Airport/long.html

I find that the temperature predictions and wind predictions are usually accurate. The precise rain amounts though are only accurate in the very short term.



For Atlantic charts the UK Met office are still showing these.


https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/#?tab=surfacePressureColour&fcTime=1525089600

Note the time lapse, to give expected locations of various weather systems in the next few days. That is very useful.

Met Eireann is a quango that has to deal with alterntives. Most parts of the institutional state do not. If they are becomming even less accountable, then this is a bit of a setback. But it can be circumvented.
 

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yr are pretty good on the Irish weather and I have been using them for a long time.
 

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the only thing I ever liked on their website was the Rainfall radar I don't like the makeover but will probably get used to it
 

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Want to see the Atlantic charts with their associated weather fronts? Met Eireann has decided that you are not to be allowed. This is only for the specialists you see. Mere plebians cannot be trusted to understand such technicalities. Salaries need to be justified somehow.

This is yet another example of a state entity seeking to withhold pertinent information from the public. I have often looked at these charts, compared them to what the forecasters have forecast, to find the forecast significantly in error. Well, I guess that can't happen any more. Job done.
Got a link?
 

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Want to see the Atlantic charts with their associated weather fronts? Met Eireann has decided that you are not to be allowed. This is only for the specialists you see. Mere plebians cannot be trusted to understand such technicalities. Salaries need to be justified somehow.

This is yet another example of a state entity seeking to withhold pertinent information from the public. I have often looked at these charts, compared them to what the forecasters have forecast, to find the forecast significantly in error. Well, I guess that can't happen any more. Job done.
They have totally messed it up!:roll:

Old American Proverb:

If it aint broke

- don't fix it.....
 

clearmurk

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There are other websites, apart from Met Eireann.

Including Accuweather.

A rather odd interesting wbesite is the Norwegian Weather forecast, which even has predictions for Irish locations. www.yr.no

Here is their prediction for Dublin airport.
https://www.yr.no/place/Ireland/Leinster/Dublin_Airport/long.html

I find that the temperature predictions and wind predictions are usually accurate. The precise rain amounts though are only accurate in the very short term.



For Atlantic charts the UK Met office are still showing these.


https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/#?tab=surfacePressureColour&fcTime=1525089600

Note the time lapse, to give expected locations of various weather systems in the next few days. That is very useful.

Met Eireann is a quango that has to deal with alterntives. Most parts of the institutional state do not. If they are becomming even less accountable, then this is a bit of a setback. But it can be circumvented.
Yes there are other websites, and I will now be visiting the UK met office site for synoptic charts you referenced
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/

But we are talking about the national Irish weather service now apparently refusing to provide key weather forecasting information to the Irish public. A service that is funded by the public.

Is this the first step to privatisation by FG?
 

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How much did it cost to dumb it down I wonder?

State entity... I'm betting it cost far more than it should have...
 

clearmurk

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Yes there are other websites, and I will now be visiting the UK met office site for synoptic charts you referenced
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/surface-pressure/

But we are talking about the national Irish weather service now apparently refusing to provide key weather forecasting information to the Irish public. A service that is funded by the public.

Is this the first step to privatisation by FG?
Just to add insult to injury, they now appear to have removed the weather fronts from the Atlantic charts on the "old" archive site that they are still providing.

So the "new" is now the same as the "old"! How is that for the response of an institutional state entity to a problem!
 

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It is disappointing - more colourful but less useful - the phone app is also dumbed-down and sometimes takes ages to load.
 

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Jeremy Corbyn's brother runs a fun weather site. I'm sure Ireland's on it.
 

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It is disappointing - more colourful but less useful - the phone app is also dumbed-down and sometimes takes ages to load.
I uninstalled the ME app - it's entirely useless since the update.

I use 3 weather apps: meteoblue, yr and XC Weather. They allow you to check different locations, unlike ME which seems to only give Dublin by default and your current location if you turn on GPS. More often than not it freezes / crashes. Piece of garbage.

Met Éireann is losing its professionalism rapidly, which is a shame. It was one of the few State institutions that was almost universally well-respected and deservedly so.
 

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They have totally messed it up!:roll:

Old American Proverb:

If it aint broke

- don't fix it.....
It is probably due to the preponderance of females working in Met Eireann.
Charts can be complex things to read , produce and understand.

Hence abolishing them from the met forecast was err, very predictable.
 

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Weather Live (there's a bundle which includes a rainfall app) and weather + are 2 decent apps.
Windguru for the wind is pretty accurate site

I have had problems with new MÉ site loading locations
 

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the only thing I ever liked on their website was the Rainfall radar I don't like the makeover but will probably get used to it
This is how I feel.

Saves me the bother of typing it.
 


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