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How did you be­come a TV weather fore­caster?

I’ve al­ways had an in­ter­est in the weather, but it was a bit like want­ing to be an astro­naut, it didn’t seem like a real job. Then the Met Of­fice was look­ing for sci­en­tists who could com­mu­ni­cate, and that’s the bit I re­ally en­joy.

What’s your favourite weather?

I can’t abide it when it’s high pres­sure and the weather stays the same. For fore­cast­ers, that’s so bor­ing. We want some de­cent low pres­sure, storms or snow – ev­ery­one goes com­pletely crack­ers about snow.

Most im­por­tant part of a fore­caster’s job?

Mak­ing it into a kind of story that you can re­mem­ber. It’s not just a col­lec­tion of facts, it’s how you spin that data into the most im­por­tant tale of the day.

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