Penny joined the Met Office in 1983 and in 1992 joined the team at the BBC Weather Centre, making her first television appearance on 7 November of that year. She appeared regularly on BBC News 24, BBC Radio 4, Radio Five Live and BBC World, and for some years she was a regular weather presenter on BBC One. Penny left the BBC Weather Centre in January 2008. Since then her roles have included Met Office forecaster for the 2012 Olympic sailing events and Fastnet forecasting and briefing. She is currently Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies) working with Emergency Responders and Planners in S and SW England responsible for weather advice during severe weather events.
Penny has sailed since she was a teenager, working as a sailing instructor in New York State, and has crossed the Channel in a Force 9. So she’s well able to tell us about forecasting weather for sailing.
A – Steak & Ale Pie
B – Fish Pie Topped with Chive Mash
V – Leek & Potato Strudel
P – Selection of Homemade Desserts
C – Cheese platter