The start of the experiment: Liz spends the morning on the BBC, wondering if anyone is listening. They are.

The start of the experiment: Liz spends the morning on the BBC, wondering if anyone is listening. They are.

Wed, 15/09/2010 - 14:05
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People often ask me, ""How did you become so interested in the weather?"" I guess it is the same reason why so many of us are fascinated by the wind and rain – our weather in the UK is so changeable. It keeps you on your toes whether you're forecasting the weather or just watching the forecasts. My interest just seemed to grow the more I found out about the weather and I feel very fortunate to have had a career in meteorology.

The launch of the Great British Weather Experiment allows me to pass on my interest and enthusiasm to many other 'would-be' meteorologists. The experiment will engage with schools, members of theWeather Club and the general public who take part in the UK's largest weather experience.

I spent the morning in the studios of BBC Oxford talking about the Great British Weather Experiment on numerous local radio stations around the country. When you are sat on your own in a radio studio talking into a microphone, you wonder if anyone is listening. You don't get that instantaneous response that a face-to-face conversation holds. It was great to get back to my desk to find emails from people who had tuned in and wanted to join the experiment.

Click here to follow Dr Liz, Rachael and Daphne on a live webcam feed which records the weather as they go.

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