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.[pagelist_ext child_of=”774″ parent=”774″ show_first_image=”1″]