As a boy Nick would draw his own weather symbols and stick them on his Dad's roadmaps doing his best Jack Scott impression, so it's a dream come true to have gone from an audience of none to millions.
Nick joined BBC Weather in 2007 and the journey to national weather presenter has been a varied one. It started in BBC Local Radio at the age of 16 and includes four years as a news reporter and weather anchor in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Montana.
While in the USA Nick was honoured for his work to raise awareness of the dangers of severe weather and his reports on the impact of flooding on a Native American reservation.
As well as presenting the weather, Nick has reported for BBC News on weather issues and for the BBC's Inside Out programme on the 2012 drought.
Nick's greatest challenge has yet to be overcome and that is to keep the squirrels off his garden birdfeeder. Several ever more complicated designs have always been conquered by the cunning creatures, so if you have any tips, he'd love to hear them!