Mariano Medina

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Mariano Medina
Born Mariano Medina Isabel
(1922-07-08)July 8, 1922
Las Ventas con Peña Aguilera (Toledo), Spain
Died December 28, 1994(1994-12-28) (aged 72)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Journalist, Meteorologist

Mariano Medina Isabel (8 July 1922, in Toledo – 28 December 1994, in Madrid) was a Spanish meteorologist and the first "Weatherman" on Spanish television; a position he held for thirty years.


He earned a degree in Physical-Chemical Science in 1943 and, in 1945, joined the Forecaster's Corps. He served at the San Pablo Airport in Seville. During this time he also taught at a local college.

He began his media career on the radio, presenting the weather forecasts on a popular show called "Cabalgata Fin de Semana" (Weekend Cavalcade) on Cadena SER, Spain's oldest radio network, where he came to be known as "The Weatherman".

He joined Televisión Española when the network began operations in 1956. He soon became the weatherman for Telediario, a position he held until his retirement in 1985.


  • El Tiempo es Noticia/Iniciación a la Meteorología (various editions 1964-1994).
  • La Mar y el Tiempo : Metereología Nautica para Aficionados, Navegacíon Deportiva y Pescadores, Juventud (1974, 1999)
  • Meteorolgía Básica Sinóptica, Paraninfo (1976) ISBN 84-283-0734-2
  • Teoría de la Predicción Meteorológica, Publicaciones del INM; 1984
  • La Predicción del Tiempo Basada en Teoremas de la Vorticidad, Publicaciones del INM; 1988

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