Philip Avery started his career in weather with the Royal Navy.
After his initial training, he spent time at a naval air station before joining a helicopter squadron embarked in HMS Ark Royal.
The next two years saw him forecasting across the world, after which he joined a Search and Rescue squadron, based at Prestwick in Scotland.
Within four years, he completed both his time in the Royal Navy and an MBA. It was at this point that he changed career but not subject.
Philip helped to launch the Weather Network, a 24 hour cable channel based in Birmingham, before moving to London to work with the Weather Channel.
After a year in this position, Philip joined the BBC Weather Centre.
He took a short sabbatical in 2004-5 to sail around the world as part of the Global Challenge yacht race.