BBC Weather: 2000-2005

On 2 October 2000, the colour scheme used by the weather graphics was updated slightly – with additional symbols and graphics also introduced for weather warnings and UV/Pollen information.  Satellite imagery became more sophisticated, and the weather graphics introduced at launch on BBC News 24 in 1997 now became standardised with those used on network BBC1 and BBC2.

Presenter Graphics

Introduction Screens
Generic pics summarising the present weather

Introduction Screens
Colourful scenes from around the country accompany the weather presenter’s introduction – sometimes replaced with a seasonal variation around Christmas etc.


Introduction / Outlook

Daily Extremes

Weather Warnings

City Webcams

Weather Lore


Europe Satellite/Isobar

UK Weather

UK Cloud / Precipitation / Wind

UK Temperature

Football Weather

International Maps

Local Maps


BBC Breakfast Bulletins

Regional Weather Maps
BBC Breakfast launched on the same day as the new BBC Weather graphics, and the duty overnight presenter on BBC News 24 pre-recorded a dozen regional forecasts for playout during the regional news bulletins on BBC Breakfast. Gradually, some regions employed their own local presenter to either pre-record a forecast or come into the studio for a live forecast – two of the first regions to do this were BBC Scotland and BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire.

Other Weather Bulletins

A nightly opportunity to view weather conditions and notable events around the globe.

Holiday Weather (Titles)
Summer updates on weather conditions in popular holiday resorts.

Winter Olympics Weather
Broadcast during the Salt Lake City Winter Olymimage Games in February 2002.

Comic Relief 2005
Jack Dee takes over from John Hammond on Red Nose Day, bringing disaster to the graphics

End of an Era

The final Weatherview using the familiar BBC symbols, on 15 May 2005 – with Alex Deakin.

And Carol Kirkwood with a sneak preview of the new look, on the BBC weekend Breakfast news.