I was absolutely freezing during that interview. I was sitting on the South Bank, in front of the Cutty Sark, for about an hour - in a steadily increasing rain of sleet. We had to stop every few seconds for the cameraman to clean his lens and for me to wipe the sleet off my face. I'm surprised that any of the footage ended up usable (though they did have to cut all my explicit oldWeather references).
It did make me think though - the Cutty Sark spent most of her time in warm waters, but the sailors on our Arctic voyages had routinely to cope with much worse conditions, and I doubt that their clothing was as good as my high-tech (if elderly) fleece. They must have been tough indeed.
The barometer is in the Met Office library here in Exeter, it's open to the public - come in and have a look if you're close enough.