New Style Weather Reports

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Weather bulletins to be longer more frequent and presented using modern electronic graphics.

  • Title
    New Style Weather Reports
  • 1st Broadcast
    03/10/1988
  • Contributor
    Cathy 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.

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    The Media
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1988
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    BN88/277
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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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)
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