Chris originally comes from Marple, near Stockport in Northwest England. Having completed his GCSEs and A-level locally, he travelled across the Pennines to study Geography at Sheffield University.
Following University, Chris took a year out travelling around the World for a year. Highlights of this adventure include; white water rafting down Nepal's Kali Gandaki river, a tandem parachute over New Zealand's lake Wanaka and welcoming the Millennium in Sydney.
Chris joined the Met Office in 2001 and is a fully qualified forecaster, having completed his Met Office forecaster qualifications in 2004. He has spent most of his career at the BBC but has also spent a little time forecasting for the RAF and British Army.
Away from work, Chris is a keen swimmer, still competing in Master's swimming competitions. In 2012 he won the gold medal for his age group in the Hampshire County Masters 50m & 100m freestyle.
Chris is also a big fan of skiing and looks forward to heading to the Alps during winter. Chris along with colleagues John Hammond and Sarah Keith-Lucas once skied in Surrey taking advantage of the huge snowfall that hit southern England during January 2010.