Peter Gibbs is a familiar face and voice of BBC weather.
Peter grew up in the Lake District and has always had a love of the outdoors which fed his interest in weather.
After graduating from Newcastle University in 1979 he spent two years living and working in the Antarctic as a meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey.
Peter was responsible for weather observations and balloon soundings at Halley base on the Brunt Ice Shelf, where temperatures fell as low as minus 40C during the four months of winter darkness.
The Falklands war broke out as Peter was preparing to return to the UK in 1982 and he finally made it back to Southampton on the first ship to return from the war zone.
Peter has been a Met Office forecaster since 1983. A varied career has included forecasting for Tornado jet pilots, for rocket trials in the Outer Hebrides and even forecasting conditions for chicken farmers in Norfolk.
A Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, Peter's television career started in 1993 at BBC Look East in Norwich, before he moved on to the BBC Weather Centre team in London in 1997.
His time outside work is spent walking and cycling in the Berkshire countryside, or battling with the weather and garden pests in an attempt to maintain his credibility as chairman of Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.