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surfisup1000

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#213799 13-Apr-2017 07:21
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Surely you'd think it is most important for the metservice website to work when the weather is bad. 

 

But, every time there is a big weather event, metservice website crashes!

 

Today is no different. 

 

This works though...


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  #1763530 13-Apr-2017 07:24
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The storm doesnt look that powerful from that map, Ive seen ones hit us with 120+ kph winds. Thats only 80-90KPH. Then again im no meteorologist. 


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  #1763537 13-Apr-2017 07:34
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My Red Cross app tells me up to 120km/h winds are expected this time too?
https://www.redcross.org.nz/first-aid-app/

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  #1763538 13-Apr-2017 07:36
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@TimA just watching news / weather and they are saying winds up to 140kph

 

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Azzura
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  #1763540 13-Apr-2017 07:40
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Why can't it handle the page views?

 

Is their equipment and internet connection sub par?


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  #1763544 13-Apr-2017 07:48
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Linux:

 

@TimA just watching news / weather and they are saying winds up to 140kph

 

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Only time will tell! Wouldn't want to be facing an east coast beach during this storm... Oh wait ;)


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  #1763547 13-Apr-2017 07:56
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Himself has just had a big rant about the metservice website. He seems unconsoled with the knowledge that it's not just him.





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#1763549 13-Apr-2017 08:02
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Not a good look for them really. Major storm approaching and their site can't handle the sudden and perfectly predictable demand on it.




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  #1763550 13-Apr-2017 08:05
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Metservice server

 


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  #1763556 13-Apr-2017 08:12
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I pointed this thread out to someone I know at the Met Service. Funny thing is I think Met Service do a lot of work with AWS which is perfect for this kind of website, but according to a trace their website is hosted somewhere in NZ.


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  #1763560 13-Apr-2017 08:22
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They have a cached page that shows a brief forecast here: http://www2.metservice.com/

 

It's not great, but better than nothing!





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  #1763565 13-Apr-2017 08:40
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Things are LookingUp....  A photo from my back yard :-) 


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  #1763568 13-Apr-2017 08:56
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Himself is smiling. It seems to be up again... for now.





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  #1763583 13-Apr-2017 09:09
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Maybe if there was a paid option for the new app, they would have the funds. 😛

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  #1763587 13-Apr-2017 09:19
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And if you CAN get to the page, the ads seem to load and b*gger all else!

 

Always useless when Canterbury has a "snow event" too.


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  #1763589 13-Apr-2017 09:24
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Meanwhile. stay safe everyone!!





So many people complaining about yogurt these days....it's becoming a culture.

 

 


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