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2016-17 season starts

cellphoneNew season for daily forecasting of Metris forecast starts 2nd August. The forecasts are now available to browse on your phone, tablet or PC. You can see this if you are on your PC by resizing the browser ... and as the screen size shrinks the contents adapt to the reduced screen size. When the browser is about phone size a new vertical menu displays and as you scroll down the screen the menu follows. This will be reduced in size and be icon based to reduce size further.

 

Metris forecasts this season will have the addition of Powdery mildew model for Grapes. Irrigation forecast deficits based on monthly PET factors for main Horticultural Crops

Forecasts method

metris forecasts are 'specific'. Metris forecasts are comfortable with being wrong on occations, rather than being general and uninformative. You won't find the words 'possible showers with a low risk of rain' in our forecast. Our detailed forecasts are crafted from high resolution forecast models, we run our own WRF nmm mesoscale model as well over the first 5days of our forecasts. An Upgrade to nmm B is likely this Winter.

Metris advantage is also in the fact that our forecast has Horticultural training, as we forecast disease risk for a range of crops makes gives us another significant edge.

Given we are working in an increasingly 'web based' age ... Metris has in house web authoring ability. PHP, mysql, html ... xml. The website is a responsive design ... that is it adapts to your devise ... cell phone, ipad, android ... windows for mobile ... and good old desktop ... it just works.

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NEWS

METRIS online - new feature Dashboard. Bringing it altogether in one place to start your day. On you PC, your tablet or most likely on your phone. Metris is responsive to your device. A cellphone menu with icons is under construction. And when you login you land at the DASHBOARD for your area.

Meteogram (graph

Website changes
- Contact page with email form. New subscription form coming.

- Metris is runing a WRF nmm mesoscale model. What difference will this make? Significantly up-grades the forecast resolutions. Our Global model data is 0.5 degrees (55km) grid. Metris WRF will have operational 6.1km grid over 120hr (5days). Metris also intends to do 1hr interpolation over a shorter period. This will have significant benefits with FROST forecasting.