Thank you to everyone who took part in our 150th photo competition. August this year marked 150 years since the first weather forecast was published in the Times newspaper. As part of the celebrations we held a photo competition asking people to capture their defining weather moments of 2011, highlighting how the weather played a part in their life and what its impact had been.
Congratulations to Trishia Bloor of Bideford, Devon for submitting the winning entry. The photo was taken by her husband at Hartland Quay in North Devon.
Trishia explains, “We have wild and wonderful weather here as it juts out into the Atlantic. As you can perhaps tell the wind was so strong I had to hold onto the railings to keep my feet. I have two coats, a bodywarmer and the charming hat is to keep my ears from the cold.”
See the winning photo and all the runner ups are in the slide show below.[gigya src=”http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649″ width=”500″ flashvars=”offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=/photos/metoffice/sets/72157627816795560/show/&page_show_back_url=/photos/metoffice/sets/72157627816795560/&set_id=72157627816795560&jump_to=” allowFullScreen=”true” ]
For more weather photos, visit the Met Office Flickr group.