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A UK Weatherman Just Took a Serious Pop At Met Éireann

By Megan Cassidy

January 18, 2018 at 1:43pm


Ireland has a strange relationship with Met Éireann...

While we're glued to their updates all day every day, we regularly proclaim we don't believe a word they say.

Still though, while it's okay for us to give out about them, Channel 4 taking a pop is a bit fresh.

One of the UK station's weathermen, Liam Dutton, has taken to Twitter to criticise our forecaster's criteria for naming storms.

Earlier this week, weather warnings were released for all 26 counties of the Irish Republic ahead of 'Storm Fionn'... something Liam Dutton reckons was rather dramatic.

He wrote: 'This is the problem with the storm naming system. The Irish Met Office, @MetEireann, have different (lower) criteria that are numerically driven, compared to the @metoffice’s impact-based criteria. How can something be a joint initiative when each use different criteria?!????'

He then followed up with an image of an isobar chart and continued:

' that has been named by @MetEireann shouldn’t have been named. It needs no more than a standard weather warning. It’s not even a low pressure with a storm centre, just a squeeze in the isobars. What next? Naming raindrops? It’s ridiculous!'

Met Éireann doesn't seem too bothered, as earlier the forecaster issued another weather warning nationwide for snow and ice.


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