On 23 August 2015, the BBC announced that the Met Office would lose its contract to provide weather forecasts, the BBC stating that it is legally obliged to ensure that licence fee payers get the best value for money. The BBC said that the on-air presenting team was not expected to change and it would still broadcast warnings from the Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service and Shipping Forecast issued on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
A competitive tendering process followed, with MeteoGroup chosen as the new provider in August 2016. The first new look weather was broadcast on Tuesday 6th February 2017,
Further presentation coverage will appear here soon.
The new graphics were launched during the BBC News at One. Sarah Keith-Lucas was the first presenter to use the new graphics.
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