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I’m Simon King and I’m 5 live and 6 music’s weatherman.  Working across two stations during the morning can be pretty hectic, especially when there is a lot of weather going on.

The hardest part of my job is having to be flexible with what I say so it fits into the ever changing time allotted to reading the weather.  

I also try and keep listeners up-to-date on social networking sites but trying to fit the forecast into 140 characters is a challenge. 

It’s all good fun though, especially when some of the presenters like to play around a bit.  Take a look at my typical morning:

Meet 5 live Breakfast's meteorologist Simon King during a hectic half hour of his shift.

You can hear Simon King on 5 live Breakfast, weekday morning's from 6am with Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden.

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  • Comment number 13. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 24 Dec 2012 15:26

    Thanks Zelda .... the new year presents a whole new canvas.

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  • Comment number 12. Posted by zelda

    on 24 Dec 2012 08:52

    Right back at you Jackstumps!

    I hope the season is whatever you want it to be for all posters/bloggers/ and all of us miserable old duffers that post here. (Albeit rarely as there are hardly any new blogs to post on)

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  • Comment number 11. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 23 Dec 2012 19:28

    Because Fed .... I like winding you up. And I never fail!

    Happy Christmas all you bloggers!

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  • Comment number 10. Posted by Fedster

    on 23 Dec 2012 11:51

    Stumps i tend to post on blogs that represent something i enjoy listening to, which reflects on my postive postings, you on the other hand even though you detest 5live so much, you continue to post you negative missives on blog post after blog post, life is to short stumps, if you hate 5live so much, why are you wasting time on its blog?

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  • Comment number 9. Posted by Jackstumps

    on 23 Dec 2012 07:28

    Come on Fed - time to come clean. You must be in the pay of the Beeb with fawning comments like that!

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  • Comment number 8. Posted by zelda

    on 22 Dec 2012 08:12

    @ Fedster............AVK a fantastic controller?????? Maybe we doesn't listen to the same Radio5live.

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  • Comment number 7. Posted by carrie

    on 21 Dec 2012 16:40

    It's not that difficult a job running between two buildings. He so frequently concentrates on the North and Scotland that as usual he is just working for Radio Salford.
    It is obvious he doesn't use a script by the way.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Rebelbrum

    on 21 Dec 2012 13:52

    Just think - with van Klaveren gone we might have less of the god-awful Colin Murray afflicting our ears. Reason to celebrate indeed! Oh and good luck to Simon King, he does a great job with the weather bulletins, I hope he sticks around.

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by mistered5

    on 21 Dec 2012 08:41

    Please keep up the good work of the weather section. On Breakfast is the last bastion of sensibility on the programme. It's the only time you can guarantee a lack of facile comment from the 3 presenters who seem to think they're having a chat in the pub most of the time.

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by Rebelbrum

    on 20 Dec 2012 22:34

    Why oh why does 5 live sport never finish on time. I am SICK AND TIRED of it over-running! Get your act together! Oh, and thank god Van Claveren has gone - he has been a disaster for 5 Live. Good riddance!!!

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