90 years of weather

Digital Content Producer, About The BBC Blog

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Today, Tuesday 26 March, marks 90 years since the first daily weather forecasts on BBC Radio. The service began in 1923 and has continued ever since, except for a hiatus during the Second World War.

To mark the event here’s a clip from the Today programme on Radio 4 (Tuesday 26 March) featuring former assistant director of the Met Office and member of the Royal Meteorological Society Stan Cornford, and Helen Roberts, a Met Office meteorologist.

 

 

 

Hannah Khalil is Digital Content Producer, About the BBC Website and Blog.

 

See also Nick Higham talking to John Hammond about BBC Weather’s new home at New Broadcasting House.

A history of TV weather forecasts, an account of how radio forecasts are produced and advancements in forecasting are all available via the BBC News and Weather websites. 

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