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Met Office in the news – BBC weather contract

We’ve known for a year that our long-standing relationship with the BBC is going to change and we have been working hard to make sure everyone can access our forecast and warnings on a range of channels – via our … Continue reading

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Met Office in the news – BBC weather contract

You may have seen reports in the media today that the Met Office won’t be the BBCs main weather provider when the current contract ends. Obviously everyone at the Met Office is disappointed that we won’t be supplying weather presenters … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the death of FitzRoy – founding father of the Met Office

Today (30th April) is the 150th anniversary of the death of Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the founder of the Met Office. FitzRoy joined the Navy when he was just 12 years old and made his name as commander of several … Continue reading

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The Shipping Forecast is set to music

The Shipping Forecast, produced by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has long been a vital source of information for sailors, but now it has also provided the inspiration for a new musical work. Speaking to the BBC, … Continue reading

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