150th photo competition winners announced

150th photo competition winner

12 October - The Met Office has announced the winners and runners up of the 150th celebration photo competition.

August marked the 150th anniversary of the first public weather forecast published in The Times newspaper. As part of the celebrations we held a photo competition asking people to capture their defining weather moments of 2011, highlighting how the weather played a part in their life and what its impact had been.

Congratulations to Trishia Bloor of Bideford, Devon for submitting the winning entry. The photo was taken by her husband at Hartland Quay in North Devon.

Trishia explains, "We have wild and wonderful weather here as it juts out into the Atlantic. As you can perhaps tell the wind was so strong I had to hold onto the railings to keep my feet. I have two coats, a bodywarmer and the charming hat is to keep my ears from the cold."        

See the winner and runners up in the slide show below, or have a look at all the entries in the Met Office Flickr group.

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Last updated: 12 October 2011