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Paul Hudson - Weatherman
BBC Look North weather presenter Paul Hudson left his job as an international forecaster at the Met Office in Bracknell to come and keep his meteorological eye on BBC North's patch on the coast and across the Wolds.
Paul In Brief
It's a far cry from his Met Office role where he was on hurricane and cyclone watch for places such as Miami, South Australia, the Pacific Islands and Singapore. And as they say in the best elocution circles: 'Hurricanes in Harrogate hardly ever happen!'
Paul says: 'It's all a dream come true for me to be able to present the weather in my home county. It's always a big challenge forecasting the weather, particularly in this area.'
Paul was born and brought up in Keighley, near Bradford and after reading geophysics and planetary physics at Newcastle University, he joined the Met Office and did two years at Leeds Weather Centre.
He combined this with a two-year stint as a weather presenter for BBC Look North and for the BBC local radio stations in Leeds, York, Hull and Sheffield.
Coming back to Yorkshire also gives him the chance to follow the soccer love of his life Bradford City; to play golf (he played previously at Riddelsden, near Keighley); and cricket (he played for Ingrow St. Johns in the Craven League).
More recently, he has become hooked on sea fishing and is all set for trips out from Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington. No doubt he will be doing a 'Bill Foggitt' - keeping an eye on the seaweed to see what the weather has in store!
last updated: 01/02/2008 at 16:17