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The weather department is certainly one that could be overhauled. Given the supposed increased accuracy of weather forecasting today, why do we need a live presentation of the weather on the News Channel every 15 or so minutes?

Expanding this to the regions, if weather were centralised, each region, whether that be 8 or 14, would not need their own weather department and presenting team. Weather presenting isn't something that benefits from local knowledge - certainly not in the way it is broadcast on the BBC anyhow.

I believe that for Breakfast the local weather comes from BBC HQ anyway. They certainly appear to be undertaken by the national forecast team and not the local so why not go the whole hog here and drop it from later programmes?

If the national team aren't engaged in 15 minute cycles, they certainly would have time to provide a local forecast for use by the regions.

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