I don't normally watch Meridian News, but I did recently, and it struck me that Carl Tyler, the weather man, never responds to the presenters by name, or at all to be honest. The hand is via a plasma screen.
I wondered if he is done in the style of an opt - i.e. he starts talking at a fixed point and both Southampton and Newbury take the same feed?
Or is it all on VT
, with say 3' or 5' of slack at the top?
I'll have to look more closely at the actual geography of the forecast. I know it didn't cover Maidstone - so is not likely to be taken by all three regions.