Operational and Broadcast Meteorologist, IT Specialist
Born and bred in the Weald of Kent, Dan holds a lifelong fascination with the weather, especially when it comes to the convective (thunderstorm) season. Fuelled by the ambition to become a Broadcast Meteorologist, Dan completed his BSc (Hons) in Meteorology and Oceanography at the University of East Anglia, and joined Weatherquest in August 2011 initially as a placement student as part of the Year in Industry programme at the UEA, but since graduating now works primarily as an Operational and Broadcast Meteorologist, but also spends time in our IT Department developing new products for both for internal and customer use. Dan can occasionally be seen as a relief weather presenter for BBC Look East, and heard on BBC Local Radio in the Eastern Counties. Before graduating from university he presented his first radio broadcast at just 20 years old, and his first ever TV broadcast at the age of 22, making Dan one of the youngest weather presenters in the BBC.
Dan is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), acting as the Student Liaison for the East Anglia Centre during his final year at university. With his interest in thunderstorms and convective weather, Dan is a member of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) and regularly goes storm chasing in the Great Plains of the U.S. in the spring each year. Dan also "chases" the aurora across northern Scotland and Iceland around the equinoxes.
You can follow Dan on Twitter @danholley_