Welcome to the deep south

Some of you may already have noticed me popping up on BBC South Today or heard my not-so-dulcet tones on Radio Solent, BBC Oxford and BBC Berkshire.

For the next 6 months I’ll be in charge of all things weather for central southern England. If only I could control the actual weather…

So keep watching BBC South Today and depending on my shift I’ll be there for breakfast, lunch or dinner! For those who don’t live in the region you can find the broadcasts on the BBC iPlayer.

If you missed me on┬áthis morning’s weather bulletin you can watch here.

Whatever the weather

If there is one thing we can rely on when it comes to the weather, is that it tends not to behave when we really really want it to. We may have got much better at forecasting rain, but we can’t make it rain or even better make it stop.

I really felt for everyone who braved the cold and rain to watch the Jubilee Parade on Sunday, especially the Queen herself! Such a shame we didn’t get the hot sunshine we’d been enjoying just a week before.

So what about this weekend? Well at the moment the end of the week could be rather stormy, starting with wind and rain sweeping in from the southwest on Thursday.

All of which does not bode well for my Moonwalk in Edinburgh on Saturday night. I am nervous enough about walking a marathon, so I am just hoping that we get a dry night for it. But I’ll be there, whatever the weather!