Govt preparing services for Hurricane Lorenzo (RTÉ)

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  1. eoin

    Data from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in England? Seriously, shut down Met Eireann today, save ourselves €25 mill a year.

    1. dav

      I take it you don’t understand the sharing of information across international borders or economies of scale when it comes to Met information?
      Or if you discovered that Met Eireann had a dedicated hurricane team you won’t be grumbling about costs etc..?

      1. Qwerty123

        Don’t bother dav, met eirean are actually a part of the ECMWF, he/she knows this, just another dreadful post trying to stoke up replies.

        1. eoin

          I think Dav understands how this is being tracked by satellite and Ireland doesn’t have any dogs in that race, and Dav understands that’s why we get our forecasts on BS from France and the USA. Dav might query the finances of Met Eireann but Dav will be frustrated to learn it doesn’t produce accounts as it’s just part of a government department (the galoot from Ranelagh’s).

          1. Qwerty123

            Google ECMWF and read the about us section and please spare us your nonsensical drivel. Ireland was a founder member of both the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and the European Meteorological Satellite Organisation (EUMETSAT). This was in the 50’s.

            You do realise it makes more sense to collaborate with other countries in the forecasting of weather, right?

          2. Rob_G

            AFAIR, eoin thinks that Met Éireann are in league with the Dublin Chamber of Commerce (something about under-reporting incidences of bad weather so as not to affect business), so I think you should take his pronouncements on the weather with a pinch of salt…

          3. Qwerty123

            @Rob, i sincerely hope eoin is just someone at BS having a laugh, else I fell sorry for the poor auld kraytur

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    @Carlow Weather – I appreciated your excellent diagnostics and forecasting earlier on the wireless about Lorenzo EXCEPT you constantly reverted from miles to km and also measured wave heights in feet.

    We’re a metric country lads.

    About to be battered by storms to the west and hot air to the east, but still metric nonetheless.

  3. dav

    I have to say that it looks like it won’t effect Dublin so that means it won’t be reported on as much

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