New faces and new look for TG4 weather service

Sunny outlook for station’s weather coverage

Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 14:22

TG4 has introduced a new HD look and some new faces for its tv weather reports and webcasts. Deputy CEO of TG4, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha, said that the station wanted “to present weather information in a way that is both visually attractive and accessible to all... We are sure that the new look will encourage people to engage with us on e-mail – eolas@tg4.ie – and in the ongoing Twitter dialogue – @AimsirTG4.”

The makeover involves a new design and visual style for all weather output – maps, graphics and symbols – and will include posting an initial list of Irish-language weather terms and phrases in each of the major dialects online at www.tg4.ie/aimsir, as well as real-time weather pictures from a camera sited in Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht. This real-time weather ‘feed’ will supplement the existing provision from cameras located in the West Kerry and Conamara.

The channel has also introduced three new presenters for its daily An Aimsir Láithreach tv weather bulletins. The new presenters represent the different dialects of spoken Irish: Irial Ó Ceallaigh from An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht; Fiona Ní Fhlaithearta from the Conamara Gaeltacht and Caitlín Nic Aoidh from Donegal.