Jim has been a meteorologist since 1968 and is still thoroughly fascinated by all things weather. He was one of the founding directors of Weatherquest in 2001.
His career started in East Anglia on RAF stations in 1968 and then moved to Bracknell as a programmer on the Met Office supercomputer for a few years. After a return to aviation forecasting including a spell at Stansted Airport, he then went on to gain a degree in Meteorology at Reading University before being posted to London Weather Centre, where he became a senior forecaster. This work involved forecasting for the offshore industry and media forecasting for national radio and television in the days of the magnetic (some not so) symbols.
In 1985 Jim's family life started with twins, which made twelve hour shift-working in Central London very challenging, and the next year he moved back to East Anglia to become a member of the Anglia Television weather team. This lasted until 1997 when Jim rejoined the Met Office for a period before setting up Weatherquest when the local Norwich Weather Centre was closed down. Jim has been a guest speaker on the subject of the 'Weather Business' as well as talks on radio propagation to amateur radio clubs (he is a keen radio amateur and still uses morse code, but not so much in weather forecasts!). Jim can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org