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British Forces TV weather contract awarded

From 1 October viewers of Forces TV will be able to see a new look weather forecast

Viewers of British Forces TV around the globe will be getting new look weather forecasts with state of the art Graphics following the signing of a new contract.

The new service launches on 1 October and will come directly from our operations centre and broadcast studios based at our headquarters in Exeter.

We have been working closely with British Forces Broadcasting Services (BFBS) to ensure the weather service for British Forces personnel and their families provides them with bespoke information wherever they are around the globe.

The Met Office has a long standing relationship with the MoD and the UK military and has directly supported British and allied operations worldwide for over 100 years. We deploy forecasters all over the world, working alongside UK and allied forces, playing a key role in advising on the impacts of weather and other environmental factors on operations.

Wayne Elliott, Head of International Defence, at the Met Office, said: "We're really proud to be continuing our partnership with British Forces TV. Our TV presenters are meteorologists and experts in their fields; many of them have worked in the military environment and know the location where the weather is being used, which means we can make our shows much more engaging for viewers."

Mark Popescu, Head of News at BFBS, said: "We know the international weather forecast is important to service personnel and their families posted overseas and we are delighted they will continue to benefit from Met Office expertise."

Viewers will be able to see Forces TV weather bulletin every weekday at 1300, 1730 and 1900 and at weekends at 1500 and 1900.

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