- and boys - from across the country are to be given the chance to be the next Ulrika Johnsson or Michael Fish.
HERE are our favourite weathergirls who brought sunshine to the gloomiest days.
Her fingernails and dramatic hand movements make her the Cruella de Vil of weathergirls.
BURSTING with excitement, GMTV weathergirl Kirsty McCabe couldn't wait to tell her parents about her new job.
They soon got over their confusion, however, to congratulate the 33-year-old on her switch from presenting the weather on the BBC to taking over from Andrea McLean as the breakfast show's weathergirl.
past and present (from left) Trish Williamson, Laura Greene, Sian Lloyd and Fiona Farrell gathered yesterday to mark the tenth birthday of ITV's national weather broadcasts.
When he left TV in 2000 he said weathermen had more credibility than weathergirls.
GMTV weathergirl Claire Nasir, 34, said: 'We have less time and rely far more on graphics, which means you are not describing it as much.
But aren't weathergirls dismissed as airheads in TV land?
Anyone who has seen Nicole Kidman in the filmTo Die For never looked at weathergirls in the quite same way again.
Midlands Today weathergirl Shefali Oza is sitting in the BBC Pebble Mill canteen on a crisp, December morning.
If the job of weathergirl has in Shefali's words, "bimboesque connotations", the 31-year-old has turned her profession into something of a calling card.