Rain or Shine? Met Office forecasts for children

9 May 2013 - The Met Office has launched Rain or Shine, our new daily weather forecast for children.

Rain or Shine is aimed at children in Key Stages 1 and 2. The daily forecasts provide children with a quick, fun and easily digestible view of the weather and is available via the Met Office Education YouTube channel and the TeacherTube website.

The forecasts, which are prepared and presented by specially trained Met Office forecasters, also provide a daily resource for teachers to use within lesson plans to support the National Curriculum.

Mat Richardson, Education Manager at the Met Office said: "Our education pages provide teachers with a variety of resources which cover Key Stages 1 to 4 of the National Curriculum. Rain or Shine offers teachers another fun, interactive way to support their lesson plans."

The Met Office Education YouTube channel also features simple weather experiments that can be carried out in the classroom, and weather and climate explainer videos.

The Met Office Education pages also have activities and material based around the national curriculum to help teachers and students understand weather and climate.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 01392 885680

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 4 June 2013