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Brekkie30,977 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Didn't they have regional forecasts then (even pre-recorded)? Considering how they've remained in legacy slots elsewhere I'm surprised they'd not air them on the days there is no regional news.
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Critique3,147 posts since 9 Aug 2009
Anglia (East) Look East
Didn't they have regional forecasts then (even pre-recorded)? Considering how they've remained in legacy slots elsewhere I'm surprised they'd not air them on the days there is no regional news.


Definitely saw a local weather forecast pop up at some point over Christmas on ITV independent of a local news bulletin. I know there’s still one during This Morning and at some point in the afternoon (3pm maybe?) but assumed this wouldn’t be the case during the festive period?
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Andrew13,483 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Didn't they have regional forecasts then (even pre-recorded)? Considering how they've remained in legacy slots elsewhere I'm surprised they'd not air them on the days there is no regional news.


Definitely saw a local weather forecast pop up at some point over Christmas on ITV independent of a local news bulletin.

Probably after the late national news or at lunchtime on one of the weekend days where there aren’t any regional news bulletins
Andrew13,483 posts since 27 Mar 2001
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I’ve always suspected they record the evening and late forecasts quite a while before they air, as of course on ITV it’s only one presenter all day. I suppose if the forecast is right they can say what the weather has been like earlier in the evening, in the middle of the afternoon. And with it being the national forecast, even if it’s a bit wrong, it’ll be vague enough to have been right somewhere.

The same will apply to weekend regional forecasts on the BBC which I expect are done no later than lunchtime, and the GMB regional forecasts which will be done a good 14 hours earlier.
Jez10,797 posts since 7 May 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
They had the local weather after the late news on NYE - which was technically 1st January - about 12.10am.

Lucy Verasamy also did the local weather for Wales and Westcountry on 2nd January - not sure if any other regions also. Im sure the newsreader used to voice the weather themselves on the GMB bulletins in the past when no regional news/weather the day before. I think the only time it happens is the day after Boxing Day and day after New Years Day.

I wonder why they continue with the regional weather in the mid morning and mid afternoon slots where there used to be bulletins. I also never understood why they got rid of the mid morning regional update, there is a big gap between GMB last bulletin around 8.15am and the lunchtime news.
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kernow1,201 posts since 18 Jan 2006
I wonder why they continue with the regional weather in the mid morning and mid afternoon slots where there used to be bulletins.


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South Today2,680 posts since 10 Feb 2003
They had the local weather after the late news on NYE - which was technically 1st January - about 12.10am.

Lucy Verasamy also did the local weather for Wales and Westcountry on 2nd January - not sure if any other regions also. Im sure the newsreader used to voice the weather themselves on the GMB bulletins in the past when no regional news/weather the day before. I think the only time it happens is the day after Boxing Day and day after New Years Day.

I wonder why they continue with the regional weather in the mid morning and mid afternoon slots where there used to be bulletins. I also never understood why they got rid of the mid morning regional update, there is a big gap between GMB last bulletin around 8.15am and the lunchtime news.


Bonkers if you ask me. But Ofcom allowed ITV to reduce the overall amounts of regional news minutes. Wesley Smith used to have some superb lines on the mid morning bulletins...For instance ''In a few moments we return to Fern and Philip on the South Bank as This Morning continues.''