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Kaye was born in Dartford, Kent and attended Bexleyheath School, and after 10 years away, she is delighted to have returned to her home region.
Kaye has always had a huge passion for the weather and her fascination with thunderstorms as a child drove her to learn more about how the weather works. ‘I’m fascinated by the way mother-nature can still surprise us despite so much technological advance, even if it means getting the forecast wrong occasionally. I love the fact that humans can not control the weather and may never fully understand it. It certainly keeps us on our toes’.
Kaye studied Geography, Maths and English at A-level which gave her good grounding for a mixture of science and the arts. She then went to Brunel University to study BSc Geography and Earth Science and carried out her final year dissertation studying the effect of global warming on Atlantic hurricanes, further fuelling her interest in the weather.
Kaye started her career in meteorology as a weather observer for the Met Office in 2001 and was based at several RAF airfields. This involved a lot of 'sky gazing' and compiling weather reports for air traffic control. After a spell at the BBC Weather Centre in London, providing cover for regional weather presenters, Kaye went on to complete her meteorological training with the Met Office, and became a fully qualified weather forecaster in 2007. She joined the BBC in June 2008 to expand the weather team in Tunbridge Wells. ‘Presenting the weather can be quite challenging at times, particularly during severe weather situations, but it is great fun and I feel very lucky to be doing a job that I am so passionate about’.
Kaye has a huge passion for football and is a devoted Manchester United supporter. She started playing football at university and has played for Wycombe Wanderers, Exeter City, and is currently playing for local side Ebbsfleet United. Her claim to fame is scoring in the Women’s FA Cup.
Kaye is a huge fan of the outdoors and is happiest when roaming the globe and exploring new places and cultures. She has spent several weeks travelling around South America and her next ambition is to climb to Everest Base Camp. She loves a challenge and is a self-confessed adrenalin junkie. She enjoys running, hiking, and rock climbing and has completed several paragliding jumps - the next challenge is to complete a sky-dive. With a love of the snow and the sea she also likes to ski and surf, and when time allows she is also looking to improve her Spanish and piano playing.
last updated: 10/03/2009 at 12:39