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Just having a look around the new version and I like it. Something I use that is either missing or so well hidden that I can't find it is the radar opacity. There used to be an option to change that & I tended to use it a lot.  Is it still there or making a comeback please?

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It's there still ? 

It's under the display settings menu:
screenshot-www.netweather.tv-2020.04.17-11_22_18.png

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So it is! I'd ignored that icon as I thought it was a "cast to tv" type thing lol, cheers Paul!

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We've just added a much requested feature to the V8 radar - you can now choose to display country outlines above the rain:

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Another update added today - the lightning strikes are a bit easier to see without turning down the rain opacity now:

screenshot-www.netweather.tv-2020.04.30-16_19_39.png

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Another much requested feature has just gone live today (and when I say much requested, I mean THE most requested). 

There is now the option to view a smoothed version of the radar in the display settings:

smooth-radar-option.png

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19 minutes ago, Paul said:

Another much requested feature has just gone live today (and when I say much requested, I mean THE most requested). 

There is now the option to view a smoothed version of the radar in the display settings:

smooth-radar-option.png

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This genuinely looks beautiful, or as beautiful as a radar image return can look! Thanks Paul, you guys are knocking this new version out of the park!

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Think this really highlights the differences well - it's thundery showers overnight near to the channel isles. 

One with the normal pixelated view
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And with the new smoothed view
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17 hours ago, MAXcrazystorm said:

could we get a new radar scale added at some point maybe?

No, we've no plans for additional scales at this point I'm afraid. There are already 3 available.

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Posted (edited)

I have just noticed something, but i'm questioning myself now as to whether something has changed or not..

Using the traditional scale, white = 0

Didn't white indicate the heaviest precip echoes?

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There's an error on the scale display, but the map itself is correct with white at the top. 

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Yes, we'll look to add that option at some point this year hopefully. 

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We've upgraded the UKV overlays on the V8 radar, making them a lot nicer to look at, better when zoomed in + we've added a funky new animated wind stream option on there. They're selectable from the overlays menu on the left. 

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We'll be adding scales to the page within the next few days, as obviously they're not too informative without them, but we thought they'd be worth dropping on there in the meantime. We'll also be adding more options to the list over the coming days and weeks. 

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Looking good. any eta of these updates coming to the app? Also any news on a ios app? 

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The V8 radar is being built to become the app, and that'll be available on both ios and android, probably within the next few weeks. 

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there is still no IOS App so your saying that it should be out in a few weeks???

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Yes, it'll be a PWA, which will be downloadable regardless of device type.

More info on what a PWA is:

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is the app free itself but will you only need to put your subscription password and username in?

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The V8 app will be for Extra subscribers only. 

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