Weather Watchers: The BBC teams up with Royal Meteorological Society

Wednesday 04th Nov 2015 by theWeather Club

The Royal Meteorological Society is the BBC’s official partner for #WeatherWatchers, a new BBC crowdsourcing initiative to engage the public with weather. Weather Watchers can provide local weather reports for their area, including uploading weather photographs and submitting information about the current weather conditions.

The Society’s role is to help run a series of local workshops and provide educational content and material for the website to help participants understand the weather and how to make observations to enable them to fully engage with the initiative.

Weather Watchers was officially launched on the One Show on 3 November 2015 – the full programme can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mvdws.  In the run-up to the launch, local workshops took place 19 -31 Oct 2015 up and down the country. Nearly 40 workshops took place, with approximately 20 participants per event. The Society would like to say a big thank you to those who volunteered to help run the workshops, which were very successful in recruiting and informing the first cohort of Weather Watchers.

Anyone can now join up as a Weather Watchers and submit local weather observations and photographs by visiting www.bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers

The official BBC Press Release can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/4600e76e-0d49-4907-8017-ae9854086f39

The RMetS welcome can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers/article/34682617/a-warm-welcome-from-the-royal-met-society

Listen to the RMetS Chief Executive, Prof Liz Bentley, on BBC Radio 4’s Today Show talking about Weather Watchers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06mypgz

Watch our Chief Executive Prof Liz Bentley explaining the ‪#‎WeatherWatchers‬ initiative with the BBC's Tomasz Schafernaker: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/34716587