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New - 500 Metre Rainfall Radar - First Look!

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Hi all, we're about to start a trial of the new 500 metre rainfall radar data (current radar resolution is 1km), and I thought I'd share it on the community prior to it going 'officially' live on Monday.

 

It's open to all Extra subscribers, and is very similar to the V6 radar but with one or two features taken out for the time being. We'll be running the trial until the end of September, and in that time we're really keen to hear as much feedback as possible. So please let us know how you find it, and whether it's something you think you'd like to use on an ongoing basis, either here in this thread or from the link on the page. 

 

http://www.netweather.tv/secure/cgi-bin/premium.pl?action=radar500;sess=

 

Thanks

 

Paul

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Hi Paul that sounds intriguing, you've chosen a great week to launch the trial! Will certainly take a look tomorrow.

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Hi Paul that sounds intriguing, you've chosen a great week to launch the trial! Will certainly take a look tomorrow.

 

Cheers Andy, must admit we did hold off last week as launching a radar trial in the middle of the driest spell for months wouldn't have been a plan :D

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Yes, does look like more clarity on the radar, certainly a bonus to the radar...Great stuff :)

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Can you show us a still here please?

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Not a bad idea 4wd :) might sub myself to it if any good ?

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Can you show us a still here please?

 

Yep, will get some sorted tomorrow :)

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Sounds like an exciting development!

 

Reading Anyweather's post is the link meant to be live now? as I get

 

'SUBSCRIPTION:3
Sorry but you do not have access to this area'

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Sounds like an exciting development!

 

Reading Anyweather's post is the link meant to be live now? as I get

 

'SUBSCRIPTION:3

Sorry but you do not have access to this area'

 

Oops - will fix that now...

 

Edit - should now be working, was setup for full and lite, but not for radar extra initially, sorry about that!

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I am liking the looks of this and will be trying it out tomorrow if I can get out and about among the showers after work.

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Oops - will fix that now...

 

Edit - should now be working, was setup for full and lite, but not for radar extra initially, sorry about that!

 

No worries and thanks

 

There's some interesting downpours around down here this evening so fancied a peak! :D does look very good compared to the 1km version.

Edited by Evening thunder

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As promised, some screenshots from a couple of zooms.

 

500m

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1km

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500m

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1km

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Nice. Rainfall still shows up much better with the old NW scale than the new ones. Would be nice to have a scale for the rainfall which is missing on the new versions V6 and this one which is one of the reasons why I still use the old radar.

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Thanks TP, you can show the scale on there + the v6, by hitting the 'show scale' button underneath the scale selection menu on the right (or beneath the radar on mobile).

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I like the more detailed resolution, definitely. :)

 

Looking at the 13:05 update (I've only just renewed my subscription, so haven't looked at previous times) the first smaller scale image looks incorrect, but I think as I zoom in it's fine (and ties in with the heavy rain currently being experienced)

 

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I like the more detailed resolution, definitely. :)

 

Looking at the 13:05 update (I've only just renewed my subscription, so haven't looked at previous times) the first smaller scale image looks incorrect, but I think as I zoom in it's fine (and ties in with the heavy rain currently being experienced)

 

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Thanks Steve

 

I noticed this earlier and it then fixed itself before I could screen grab it, I'll feed it back to the techies.

 

Ian

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should be fixed... 

 

yesterday's images should be in the past

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Away at the moment so just got round to looking at it and it looks great the resolution is much better

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Thanks TP, you can show the scale on there + the v6, by hitting the 'show scale' button underneath the scale selection menu on the right (or beneath the radar on mobile).

Doh need better glasses

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Doh need better glasses

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Really good difference in this type of showery scenario!

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working fine on samsung galaxy s3 mini - but cannot really see the difference between this radar and the old one - even when I zoom in. If someone can point me in the right direction of what the USP of this radar compared with the old one is I would be grateful

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Screenshots above kind of do that I think - there's effectively twice as much detail.

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Do these beta tests have anything to do with the poor V6 availability - nearly every other frame missing this morning 

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No, there shouldn't be any problems with it - will look into it now. 

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