I still prefer the old fashioned symbols, much quicker and simpler to understand. These new graphics I find too busy, and why make the UK so brown and blotchy? Green and blotchy would have been much better. The way the country is made to look disproportionately large on a global scale I find a bit comical too.
It uses satellite images, and radar height maps, to produce a 3D image of anywhere in the world.
BEWARE: this is a huge 185mb download, and that does not include any closeup images, they are downloaded from NASA servers when you zoom in n the map, So I would only recommend this download to Broadband users!!!
It is quite impressive though, and it will be interesting to see something like this in around ten-twenty years time, when they have detailed satellite images of the whole globe.
"The graphic shows the UK from a southerly perspective" - well all of us North of the Watford gap are used to everything being done to suit the South anyway. Still, if I need an accurate forecast for my area I use the excellent metoffice site click here or waych my local ITV channel forecast (Grampian).
Have not watched the new BBC graphics yet, but Carole Kirkwood is one of the best weather presenters.