Jay Wynne's interest in how weather works began while at the University of Aberdeen, studying Environmental Geography.
The flexible system there allowed him to study a range of earth sciences, from astronomy to geology, including some meteorology.
After graduating and uncertain of a career choice, he decided to do a TEFL course and headed to Japan to teach English. It was really a way to do some travelling and explore some Japanese culture, the food being of particular interest.
After satisfying his hunger he began to realise that teaching may not be his ideal career.
That short course in meteorology stuck in his mind and he decided to follow his interests. While in Japan he applied for an MSc in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading.
After the MSc he trained with the Met Office and then joined the BBC Weather team in October 2000.
Since then, Jay has been broadcasting across the BBC, including being a part of the Olympic weather team - a career highlight. He says that live TV can be quite daunting at times but the trick is to use the nervous energy to your own advantage.
Jay lives in London, is a keen skier, enthusiastic golfer and a regular at the gym. He also enjoys playing guitar, but needs some lessons, and has ambitions for his new garden.