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Richard Chapman Richard Chapman | 13:22 UK time, Wednesday, 4 February 2009

As I commented on this blog yesterday, like many other commuters I too have had to endure this week's snowfall. While we can't improve the British weather, we have now done everything we can to improve your BBC weather website.

BBC Weather has always used developments in technology to improve the quality of its output, dovetailing improvements in forecasting techniques with new and emerging broadcast platforms.

weather.jpgOn my first day at the BBC Weather Centre the output was focused mainly on forecasts on television. Today the Weather Centre is a fully multi-media operation with over 100 broadcasts a day, presented by a weather team of 22, on TV, radio, online and the red button.

It wasn't until 1998 that the first version of the weather website went live, and it was a very different looking site from the version that is available from today. We have had a couple of site refreshes over the last decade but nothing on the scale of today's offering.

Richard Chapman is editorial manager of BBC weather.

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