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Peter Gibbs (weather forecaster)

Peter Gibbs born 1958 in Sunderland is a former BBC Weather forecaster, who appeared regularly on BBC News, BBC World News and BBC Radio, particularly BBC Radio Four He previously worked on the BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten and BBC Breakfast He left the BBC on 9th December 2016


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 BBC career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 External links

Early life

Gibbs was born in Sunderland, and brought up in Kendal, attending Kendal Grammar School He graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1979 with an Honours degree in Physics and Geography He started work at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge He worked at the British Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf for two years from October 1979 where he made routine observations of the weather and helped to maintain the base

When he returned to the UK in May 1982 he joined the Met Office where he spent a year as a weather forecaster in training He spent several years forecasting at RAF Honington in Suffolk and on the Benbecula island in the Outer Hebrides, where he forecast for the Army missile range on South Uist before moving to the Norwich Weather Centre in 1989

BBC career

His television debut as a forecaster was with BBC Norwich's Look East in 1993, and he moved to the BBC Weather Centre to join the BBC World team in October 1997 He began forecasting for other BBC channels in November 1998 and he now broadcasts across all BBC channels He often hosts Gardeners' Question Time on Radio 4 He presented his final weather bulletin on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 9th December 2016

Personal life

He enjoys walking, cycling, and sailing with his family He married Susan Hollands in June 1988 in Cambridge and they have a son born September 1990 and daughter born May 1993

External links

  • Peter Gibbs Biography - BBC Online
  • Audio interview with Peter Gibbs on the About the BBC Blog
  • BBC Weather forecast from 8 January 2003 by Peter Gibbs https://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=8xyg64d-tIY

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