BBC Weather

BBC Weather provides national, international and regional forecasts for broadcast on its channels, and features meteorologists employed by the Met Office. The first in-vision weather forecast was broadcast on 11 January 1954, and continuous developments in computer technology have improved both the accuracy of the forecast and the on-screen presentation.

The current presentation, introduced in 2005, disposed of the familiar symbols which had previously been used for decades to represent weather conditions. Maps became 3D and the ‘fly through’ became a major part of providing detailed cloud and rain cover over a more accurate timescale. This change was initially met with various viewer backlashes and the style of the presentation has seen additional tweaks as time has gone on.

BBC Weather: In The Past

Coverage of BBC Weather in the past.

BBC Weather: 1985-1988

BBC Weather introduced state-of-the-art computer graphics at the same time as the BBC1 relaunch, on 18 February 1985.

BBC Weather: 1988-1996

The BBC introduced new graphics to its forecasts on 30 May 1988, featuring topography and providing more detail on wind and rainfall.

BBC Weather: 1996-2000

BBC Weather updated its graphics in September 1996.

BBC Weather: 2000-2005

On 2 October 2000, the colour scheme used by the weather graphics was updated slightly.

BBC Weather: 2005-2018

On 16 May 2005, the BBC introduced its current graphics program, which features a 3D map with coloured areas and shading replacing the traditionally used 'cloud' and 'sun' symbols.

BBC Weather: 2018-

A new look for BBC Weather forecasts was launched on Tuesday 6th February during the BBC News at One.