John Hammond (weather forecaster)

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John Hammond
Born John Michael Hammond
(1966-04-09) 9 April 1966 (age 51)
Bosham, West Sussex, England
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Birmingham
University of Salford
Occupation Meteorologist
Years active 1989–present

John Michael Hammond (born 9 April 1966[1]) is meteorologist and an English weather forecaster for the BBC. He can be seen presenting weather forecasts on the BBC News channel, BBC Red Button and BBC World News. He is the main weather presenter on BBC News at One and also forecasts on the BBC News at Ten, Countryfile and BBC News at Six. At the weekend he also presents the weather on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Early life and education[edit]

Hammond was born in Bosham, West Sussex,[2] the son of a farmer. After taking an interest in the weather from the age of four, he studied geography at the University of Salford, followed by meteorology at the University of Birmingham.[3]


After a brief spell at the Met Office headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire, Hammond started forecasting in February 1991, working at regional weather centres in Nottingham, Bristol and Plymouth. This involved a variety of forecasting work for aviation, local industry, and some local radio too.[4] He spent around seven years presenting the weather at ITV until joining the BBC Weather Centre in the spring of 2003.[4]

He also appeared on the BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind in 2012.[5]

He left the BBC at the end of March 2017 after taking early retirement.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 1 November 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (17 December 2009). "John Hammond", BBC Weather; retrieved 15 January 2013. "John was born in Bosham, West Sussex on 9 April 1966."
  3. ^ Staff (17 December 2009). "John Hammond", BBC Weather; retrieved 15 January 2013. "John studied for a Geography degree at Salford University, followed by a Masters in Meteorology at Birmingham University."
  4. ^ a b "John Hammond profile". 17 December 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Celebrity Mastermind. Episode 8. BBC One.

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