22 January 2009
Budding TV weather presenters now have a fascinating opportunity to learn the craft with the Met Office, the UK's national weather forecaster.
Based at Met Office Media's brand new studios in London, from where national TV forecasts are produced, the courses are designed for anyone who wants to present the weather.
The two-day courses cover the whole process of putting a forecast together; learning how to 'paint' the weather picture and how a professional broadcast TV studio goes about its business.
Business manager for Met Office Media, Juliet Gardner, says: "Each prospective presenter will spend lots of time in the studio, getting a full flavour of just what it's like to broadcast the weather - including being directed by the gallery for an 'as-live' forecast. We may just unearth another Siân."
With only four places available per course, each person will benefit from individual help and advice from the experts, and at the end of the course, each participant will be given their own broadcast-quality show reel.