Are you interested in why rain has fallen, where the sun is shining or how strong wind gusts are – and what this means? If so, the Met Office’s WOW – Weather Observation Website – enables you to be part of the weather forecast from your own back garden.
The Weather Observation Website is the perfect way to stay occupied during the summer holidays, whether you’re interested in being a meteorologist, presenter or scientist, or you just want to know what the weather is doing in your area.
We’re giving one lucky winner (aged 8-13) the opportunity to present the daily weather forecast from the Met Office’s TV studio. The weather forecast is watched online by hundreds of thousands of people every day through the Met Office’s home page, social media and websites such as Yahoo! and MSN.
As part of the experience, the winner will get the lowdown on how the weather works from one of our meteorologists – detailing how forecasts are created and how this is turned into the weather report seen on TV.
After some training the winner will receive a tour of the Met Office – including getting to see our supercomputer; one of the top ten most powerful computers in the world. Finally, their skills will be put to the test in the Met Office’s media centre as they present the weather forecast for the following day.
Entrants need to go the Met Office WOW website to find the answer to this question:
What example search is on the WOW homepage? Is it:
- Exeter, UK
- Manchester, UK
- Bristol, UK
Answers must be sent to MetOfficecompetition@3-monkeys.co.uk, and we will contact the winner by the 1 September 2015 to confirm their prize.
The competition goes live today (10 August) and closes on 28 August 2015. To find out more about the competition, visit the First News website.
Entrants must be between 8 and 13 years of age and the winner must be accompanied by a parent, family member or legal guardian over the age of 18 years old.
Met Office Terms and conditions
- You must be between the ages of 8-13 to enter the competition
- Met Office will provide travel expenses up to a value of £100
- Overnight accommodation will not be provided
- The winner presenting the actual Met Office daily weather broadcast is subject to the winning child being able to present the weather in a clear and competent fashion, although it is also intended to entertain. The winner will be trained on the day to do present the weather, but if the final presentation is deemed to be of a standard which cannot be aired, the winner will instead receive a copy of their presentation to take home and keep
- The Met Office will endeavour to accommodate the winner at a date suitable to the winner. However, they must be able to get to the Met Office’s headquarters in Exeter on a weekday, for the hours of 10am-4pm before the end of November. The date must be mutually agreeable to the Met Office
- The winner must be accompanied by a parent, family member or legal guardian over the age of 18 years old
- The winner is able to bring a friend should they wish – however only the winning child will have the chance to present the daily weather broadcast
My son would love this, but the cost of an adult and child day-return train fare from York is a minimum of £200 (at 6 weeks booking) and £400 if we came tomorrow. Restricting the transport costs to £100 means people much further than Bristol aren’t going to make it, let alone Scotland.