Met Office loses BBC weather forecasting contract.
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The UK’s weather service has provided the data used for BBC forecasts since the corporation’s first radio weather bulletin on 14 November 1922.
The BBC said it was legally required to secure the best value for money for licence fee payers and would tender the contract to outside competition.
The Met Office said it was disappointed by the decision. A replacement is expected to take over next year.
Steve Noyes, Met Office operations and customer services director, said: “Nobody knows Britain’s weather better and, during our long relationship with the BBC, we’ve revolutionised weather communication to make it an integral part of British daily life.
“This is disappointing news, but we will be working to make sure that vital Met Office advice continues to be a part of BBC output.”