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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

So who is your favourite local TV weather girl or fella? Who communicates the weather best for you, or who is the snappiest dresser?

Who actually gets the forecasts right some or most of the time?!

Of course no mention of my local TV weather presenters would be complete without the vivacious Kaddy Lee_Preston She must be on some energy drink overdose!!!

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

Richard Angwin left BBC Points West 2 months ago and it seems there were 2 options for his replacement as the most

regular forecaster : Ian Fergusson (a NW member) and Jemma Cooper.

Thankfully from my perspective Ian, who has far more knowledge and enthusiasm for all sorts of weather, does the majority

of the lunchtime and evening forecasts while Jemma with her 'bits of this and bits of that' largely does the Breakfast tv

ones.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Until his retirement in 2008, the answer (ITV's Bob Johnson) would have been very easy. He was one of the few professional meteorologists employed by ITV and he had his own quirky style of presenting weather forecasts, including the generous use of Scottish terms like "driech" and some inventions of his own like "skitey bits". He also used to deliberately choose the names of towns on the map to make up anagrams.

Haven't watched many local North East broadcasts recently but Paul Mooney and Hannah Bayman (both of whom I've seen present forecasts) are pretty good and both have a strong background in meteorology.

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Varied and not extreme.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.

Being an East Anglian, Jim Bacon and my namesake from WeatherQuest get my vote. Both are proper meteorologists and explain things clearly, concisely, and without flim-flam.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

We now have Lara Lewington locally, she brings some new features to the forecasts :whistling:

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  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex
  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex

We now have Lara Lewington locally, she brings some new features to the forecasts :whistling:

Very nice! girl_devil.gif

Coast we have to be careful or our 'Most Active In' Weather Girls!

Oh hold on you did not name the thread Weather Girls you wimped out and went for the more politically correct option.

Lets hope the girls get involved and post up some of their pin ups we don't want this all one sided, we will be accused of something....

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  • Location: Milton Keynes MK
  • Weather Preferences: anything extreme or intense !
  • Location: Milton Keynes MK

I'd be happy if they let Tomaz Shafernaker do the weather again.... especially if he presented topless....

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Varied and not extreme.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.

We now have Lara Lewington locally, she brings some new features to the forecasts :whistling:

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What a fine pair of warm fronts!B):whistling:

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  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex
  • Location: Chichester, West Sussex

Snowangel! You had to take my comment and act on it... please, there was no need for posting that image! lol

Well hopefully It will keep the girls happy, And I for one like happy girls.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
Des Coleman :lol:
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  • Location: Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk 23m asl
  • Location: Lakenham, Norwich, Norfolk 23m asl

Being an East Anglian, Jim Bacon and my namesake from WeatherQuest get my vote. Both are proper meteorologists and explain things clearly, concisely, and without flim-flam.

Agreed - I've met Jim Bacon and he is a a most excellent person who has a deep knowledge of Meteorology backed by 40 years of experience,

Chris Bell's Texan accent is also an exotic bonus in any forecast

Gotta say though the 'new' regular Look East weather girl (Alex Dolan) is too skinny for my taste...

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Varied and not extreme.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.

Agreed - I've met Jim Bacon and he is a a most excellent person who has a deep knowledge of Meteorology backed by 40 years of experience,

Chris Bell's Texan accent is also an exotic bonus in any forecast

Gotta say though the 'new' regular Look East weather girl (Alex Dolan) is too skinny for my taste...

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Agreed on all counts - plus Ms. Dolan is too hesitant for my liking - too many "er's" and she seems to lose her thread too often.

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  • Location: Morley, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms
  • Location: Morley, Leeds West Yorkshire

We now have Lara Lewington locally, she brings some new features to the forecasts :whistling:

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Wonder what the dewpoint is on them

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  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snow and summer heatwaves.
  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL

Now Laura Tobin is by far the best forecaster around and she is a fully qualified meteorologist as well!

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The weather is always looking up when she presents it! :air_kiss::rolleyes:

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  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snow and summer heatwaves.
  • Location: Shepton Mallet 140m ASL

Wonder what the dewpoint is on them

I wonder what she is like with local detail for example conditions over the 'peak district' etc :shok:

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Varied and not extreme.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.

Now Laura Tobin is by far the best forecaster around and she is a fully qualified meteorologist as well!

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The weather is always looking up when she presents it! :air_kiss::rolleyes:

Problem is, she doesn't think my part of Britain exists. She very rarely mentions us, even if we're experiencing different weather to the rest of the country.

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  • Location: Merseyside
  • Location: Merseyside

Fred the weather man.

He hasn't fallen in the Albert Dock for a while, but recently he did tell me (and countless others) to 'Have a good evening, because you deserve it.'

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  • Location: Morley, Leeds West Yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms
  • Location: Morley, Leeds West Yorkshire

I wonder what she is like with local detail for example conditions over the 'peak district' etc :shok:

The Peak district seems fine but one has to wonder if the lowlands are any better......:oops:

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

A quick peak at Google images reveals that Ms Lewington is a very trim lass!!! I haven't seen enough of her yet to make my mind up about her meteorological skills....

What ever happened to Nazaneen Ghaffar?

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

Of course, not forgetting the ladies, NW's very own Michael Fish now does spots on BBC South East Today weather:

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