|Type||TV weather forecasts|
|Manali Lukha (Head of Weather)|
|Parent||ITN, Met Office|
|Divisions||ITV Regional Weather|
ITV Weather is the national and regional forecast shown on UK terrestrial network ITV, and is provided by the Met Office (except the Channel Islands forecast, which is provided by the Jersey Meteorological Department). Bulletins are usually broadcast after every ITV News and ITV regional bulletin. Jon Mitchell is the longest serving forecaster after 31 years with ITV Weather.
The national bulletin launched on the ITV Channel 3 network in 1989, complimenting the previous regional arrangements whereby the separate ITV Channel 3 regional licence holders were responsible for providing weather forecasts themselves only for their regional franchise areas.
National weather sponsors
The national weather for ITV Channel 3 has had commercial sponsors from the outset, as listed in the chart below.
|Start of sponsorship||End of sponsorship||Brand|
|1989||2007||Powergen (later rebranded E.ON in 2007)|
|2008||2009||esure/Sheila's Wheels (ITV/STV); Gocompare.com (UTV)|
|2010||2010||Confused.com (ITV/UTV); Specsavers (STV)|
|2011||2011||The Co-operative Food|
|2014||2014||Vitabiotics (ITV/UTV); Digby Brown Solicitors (STV)|
|2014||2015||Worcester Bosch Group|
|2016||2018||SSE (ITV/UTV); Fischer Future Heat (STV)|
|2020||present||Heinz; Optrex (Pollen Count)|
Each region has at least one dedicated presenter. At weekends three presenters cover all of the 15 sub-regions and one presenter covers the national forecast. Currently the sub-regions are grouped as follows:
- Calendar (North/South opts), Granada Reports, ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround recorded at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester.
- ITV News Anglia (East/West opts), ITV News Central (East/West opts), ITV News London and Wales at Six recorded at Millbank Studios in Millbank, central London.
- ITV News Channel TV, ITV News Meridian (East/West opts) and ITV News West Country (West/South West opts) recorded at ITV Meridian in Whiteley, Hampshire.
- UTV Live have no in-vision weather presenter at weekends or during GMB.
Regional weather sponsors
As with the ITV Channel 3 national weather the regional weather forecasts for ITV Channel 3 licence holders have commercial sponsors. These are currently:
|London (Weekday)||Octopus Energy|
|London (Weekend)||Great Western Railway|
|Meridian||Great Western Railway|
|Wales||Great Western Railway|
|Westcountry||Great Western Railway|
|UTV||Phoenix Natural Gas|
On 3 October 2016, new weather graphics were introduced. These graphics are also used on Good Morning Britain in their weather updates as well as regional news.
- Tricia Williamson (obituary), The Independent, 14 November 2007, accessed 16 February 2020
- National Weather at itv.com
- Anglia Weather at itv.com
- Border Weather at itv.com
- Calendar Weather at itv.com
- Channel Weather at itv.com
- Central Weather at itv.com
- Granada Weather at itv.com
- London Weather at itv.com
- Meridian Weather at itv.com
- Tyne Tees Weather at itv.com
- UTV Weather at itv.com
- Wales Weather at itv.com
- West Country Weather at itv.com