ITV Weather

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ITV Weather
Type TV Weather Forecasts
Genre UK Weather
Founded 13 February 1989 (1989-02-13)
Founders ITV Network
Headquarters London, England
Area served United Kingdom
Parent ITN, Met Office
Divisions ITV Regional Weather
Website itv.com/weather

ITV Weather is the national and regional forecast shown on UK terrestrial network ITV, and is provided by the Met Office (except the Channel Islands forecast, which is provided by the Jersey Meteorological Department). Bulletins are usually broadcast after every ITV News and ITV regional bulletin. Siân Lloyd is the longest serving forecaster for ITV Weather, after appearing for 24 years.

Overview[edit]

The national bulletin launched on 13 February 1989, and previously featured the longest sponsorship deal on UK terrestrial TV to date, Powergen (later renamed E.ON) being the sponsor from shortly after the launch until the end of 2007, when it was revealed that insurance firm esure/Sheilas' Wheels was to replace E.ON as the sponsor of ITV's national weather bulletins (except in Northern Ireland, where it was sponsored by Gocompare.com from January 2008 until December 2009). Most recently (January-July 2010), Confused.com have been the weather sponsor (except in central and northern Scotland, where it was sponsored by Specsavers). During August 2010, the weather was shown without a sponsor for the first time since mid-1989. The weather forecast was later sponsored by Topps Tiles from autumn 2010 until December 2011, when The Co-operative Food took over. The ITV National Weather was without a sponsor between 1 January and 29 February 2012. The following day, UK vitamin and health supplement supplier Seven Seas began sponsoring the forecasts on ITV and UTV. From May 2014, the National Weather sponsor on ITV and UTV is Vitabiotics. [1] On STV in Scotland, the sponsor is currently "Digby Brown Solicitors", as of February 2014.[1]

ITV National Weather bulletins have a duration of about one minute. They are shorter compared to the BBC weather bulletins, due to the fact ITV has to make room for advertisements.

National on air team[edit]

Current presenters[edit]

Years Presenter Notes Reference
2007–present Alex Beresford Good Morning Britain and ITV News West Country weather presenter [2]
2014–present Amanda Houston ITV News Anglia weather presenter
2004–present Becky Mantin [3]
2012–present Lucy Verasamy [4]

Former presenters[edit]

Years Presenter Notes Reference
2006–2008 Jo Blythe Now with Granada Reports
1989–2012 Martyn Davies Emigrated to Australia
1992 Richard Edgar Moved to BBC Weather
mid-1990s Laura Greene Now head of production for Sky Arts
1997–2003 John Hammond Now with BBC Weather [5]
1989–1995 Alex Hill Now working for the Met Office
1990–2014 Siân Lloyd [6][7]
2005 Robin McCallum
2006–2008 Jon Mitchell Continues with Calendar
1993–1995 Angie Phillips Now with BBC Newsline [8]
2001–2005 Chrissie Reidy Now with South East Today
1989–1990 Trish Williamson Later became current affairs producer for BBC English Regions (died in 2007)

Nations & regions on air team[edit]

NOTE: National ITV Weather presenters provide ad hoc cover for ITV plc regions from Monday to Friday.

ITV plc regions[edit]

Region(s) Weekday presenter(s) Weekend presenter(s)
Anglia Amanda Houston,
Aidan McGivern,
Alice Piper
Amanda Houston,
Manali Lukha,
Helen Plint,
James Wright
Central Genelle Aldred,
Lucy Kite
London Martin Stew
Cymru Wales Carl Edwards,
Kate Lewis
Channel TV Sophia Bird
Granada Jo Blythe,
Kerrie Gosney,
Emma Jesson
Kerrie Gosney,
Emma Jesson
Tyne Tees & Border Ross Hutchinson
Yorkshire Jon Mitchell
Meridian Simon Parkin Luke Castiglione,
Philippa Drew,
James Wright
West Country Alex Beresford,
Bob Crampton,
Kate Haskell

Non ITV plc regions[edit]

Region(s) Weekday/weeekend presenter(s)
STV Seán Batty,
Jo Farrow
No weekend presenter
UTV Lindsey Armstrong,
David McGeagh,
Frank Mitchell

References[edit]

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