FOURTEEN members of the First Charmouth Scout Group braved the conditions and visited the Met Office headquarters in Exeter.

The scout group was invited by one of the parents, Chit Chong, as part of the Met Office’s programme of Open Days and the children were taken on a tour of the HQ.

They were given a brief history lesson on the Met Office, and learned how it gathers data from around the world.

As well as being presented with ‘Understanding the Weather’ books, the scouts also had the chance to present their own forecast.

Kevin Payne, scout leader, said: “We are very grateful to Chit Chong for setting up the visit and to the staff at the Met Office, who made the visit so enjoyable.

“Once the Scouts fill in their own weather logs, using the instruments they made at a recent weekly meeting, they will be able to gain the Meteorology Badge.”