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Sarah Keith-Lewis - Being a BBC Weather Presenter

Sarah Keith-Lewis in the studio We were privileged to welcome Sarah Keith-Lucas for our first talk of 2016.

Those of you who follow Jaguar Racing will know the names of Chris Keith-Lucas and his son Andy. Those who watch the BBC Weather will know Chris's daughter Sarah, who is a weather forecaster for the Met Office and a face of BBC Weather.

Sarah gave an insight into her role as a broadcast meteorologist at the BBC, including how a forecast is developed and put together as well as how the studios function to provide the seamless output we see on our televisions screens.

She explained how the Met Office use both traditional forecasting methods alongside new technology such as the new supercomputer installed in 2015.

Sarah also talked briefly about the wild weather we have seen in recent years in the UK and around the world and will give us a longer range outlook for the weather here in our region.
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Sarah Keith-Lewis outside broadcast

Sarah Keith-Lucas

Sarah studied Geography at Durham University, taking particular interest in meteorology and climate change.

Sarah joined the Met Office in 2007 and completed her forecaster training at the Met Office College before going on to work as a weather forecaster at the Exeter headquarters.
The Met Office
She then joined the BBC Weather team in 2008 as a broadcast assistant before going on to train as a broadcast meteorologist.

Her first TV appearance was in the summer of 2009 and you will now find Sarah regularly presenting across the BBC, including the 10 o'clock news, Breakfast TV and radio 4.

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