John Hammond (weather forecaster)

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John Hammond
Born April 1966 (age 49)[1]
Bosham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom[1]
Nationality British
Alma mater University of Birmingham
University of Salford
Occupation Meteorologist

John Hammond (born April 1966) is an English weather forecaster for the BBC. He can be seen presenting weather forecasts on the BBC News channel, BBC Red Button, BBC World News. He is the main weather presenter on the BBC News at One programme.

He also forecasts on the BBC News at Ten, Countryfile and the BBC News at Six programme and appears on the BBC Radio 5 Live at the weekend.

Early life and education[edit]

Hammond was born in Bosham, West Sussex,[1] 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.[2]


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.[3]

He spent around seven years presenting the weather at ITV until joining the BBC Weather Centre in the spring of 2003.[3]

Hammond appeared on the BBC quiz show Celebrity Mastermind in 2012.[4] His specialist subject was the English rock band Status Quo.


  1. ^ a b c Staff (17 December 2009). "John Hammond". BBC Weather. Retrieved 15 January 2013. "John was born in Bosham, West Sussex in April 1966."
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ a b "BBC – Weather – John Hammond". 17 December 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Celebrity Mastermind. Episode 8. BBC One.

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