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 Outlook for BBC weather charts is 3-D

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Date posted: 14/05/2005

THE BBC is introducing the first major change to the way it presents the weather in 20 years, by creating 3D forecasts. The new system, to be introduced by weather forecaster Helen Willetts on Monday, features virtual reality technology.

Helen Young, BBC Weather Centre lead presenter, said: "The new system will introduce more realism, movement and clarity to the forecasts.

"For the first time viewers will be able to see the sun shine and the rain fall on the weather map. Complex weather situations will be much clearer for the audience.

"The use of 3-D graphics means we can zoom into areas where weather conditions are bad, or particularly interesting, and provide a much closer view."

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