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Ian has always been fascinated by the ever changing moods and patterns of our skies and the childhood memories of a spectacular thunderstorm in September 1958 or the prolonged deep winter snows of the 1962/63 which buried his first weather station have never faded.
Ian is now a full-time weatherman, broadcaster, author, columnist, speaker and editor of Weather eye magazine that he established. He has contributed to and appeared on many TV and radio programmes. He has written or co-written a number of county weather books illustrating outstanding events from counties such as Dorset, Suffolk, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Essex and has chronicled in his Book ‘Frosts, Freezes and Fairs’ the great freezes on the Thames and other UK rivers. This latter was featured on BBC Radio 4. He has also written several books on Weather Lore and how one can forecast the weather locally.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and can be heard regularly on BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex with forecasts for gardeners and growers and for 18 years was the weather columnist for the national magazine Garden News. Ian also gives regular forecasts to vineyards in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.