Weather bulletins to be longer more frequent and presented using modern electronic graphics.
- Title New Style Weather Reports
- 1st Broadcast 03/10/1988
- ContributorCathy Halloran (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:01:39
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title New Style Weather Reports
- Extended description
A new weather data system at is installed at RTÉ studios. This means that RTÉ will now have more weather broadcasts and that they will be presented in a very different way.
Bill Giles senior weather presenter at the BBC has been in Dublin to help train Irish staff. He explains what is important about broadcasting information about the weather.
Gerald Fleming of the Irish Met Office (Met Eireann) explains that while the Met Service has got better in the last ten years at giving more accurate information about the weather it has not been possible until now to give this information to television viewers. Electronic graphics and a meteorological office in the television studios will improve the service.
A brief interview with Paddy McHugh Head of the Central Forecast Office who explains that differenet bulletins will make it possible to tailor information about the weather.
The report shows staff working at computers and Gerald Fleming in the studio where forecasts will be broadcast from.
A RTÉ News report on a change in how RTÉ will broadcast information about the weather. The report features an interview with Bill Giles a BBC weather man who would have been familiar to Irish television viewers who receive the BBC channels. Broadcast 3 October 1988.
- Local keywords Television, Television Studios, Broadcasting, Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, Weather, Weather Forecasting, Bill Giles, Gerald Fleming, Paddy McHugh, RTÉ, BBC
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1988
- Country of production IRELAND
- Original identifier BN88/277
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)