I have a cousin who used to be a senior forecaster at the Met Office. So it is a family joke that my profession as an economic forecaster gives his profession as a weather forecaster something to look down on.
I've used Met Office services during my professional career (weather has a significant impact on telecommunications services) and generally been impressed with them, so I was surprised to see the announcement today that they have lost the contract to provide the BBC with many aspects of weather forecast information. However, the BBC has not said who will replace them so it is of course too early to judge whether the competitor has offered a good deal or just a cheaper one.
Watch this space, I think.