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 as a full-time Operational and Broadcast Meteorologist. Dan can occasionally be seen as a relief weather presenter for BBC Look East, and heard on BBC Local Radio in the Eastern Counties. He presented his first radio broadcast at just 20 years old, and his first ever TV broadcast at the age of 22, all before graduating from university, 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.
You can follow Dan on Twitter @danholley_