Peter Gibbs

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Peter Gibbs (born 1958 in Sunderland) is a BBC Weather forecaster, who appears regularly on BBC News, BBC World News and BBC Radio, particularly BBC Radio Four. He has previously worked on the BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten and BBC Breakfast.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Sunderland, and brought up in Kendal, attending Kendal Grammar School. Peter 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 base on the Brunt Ice Shelf for two years from October 1979. 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 the next 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. He moved to the Norwich Weather Centre in 1989.

BBC career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

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).

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