Rain Radar

Sunshine & Showers August 2007As those of you reading this from Ireland or the UK know, this has been a very very very wet summer. The most useful technology for dealing with it has been breathable wet gear on the principle that there’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing. But on two occasions this summer another technology, the mobile internet, has come to my aid dealing with this biblical-like flood we call Summer 2007, namely the Met Eireann rainfall radar. On two separate holidays by the coast (East Cork and last week Achill/Connemara) I’ve used the updated-every-30-minutes radar (accessed via GPRS on my Sony Ericsson 750i, using the Opera Mobile browser) to decide which beach to head for to avoid the many showers and bask in the not so frequent sunny spells.

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