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Helen Willetts | British Meteorologist And Badminton Player, Age, Star Sign, Biography, Career, Facts

QUICK FACTS

IntroBritish meteorologist and badminton player
IsAthlete, Badminton player, Meteorologist
FromUnited Kingdom
TypeScience, Sports
GenderFemale
Birth10 February 1972
Age48 years
Star SignAquarius

BIOGRAPHY

Helen Willetts is a meteorologist on the BBC. She appears regularly on BBC News, BBC World News, BBC Red Button, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 2, as well as BBC One. Willetts is an occasional weather forecaster on the BBC News at Ten and the BBC News channel.

EARLY LIFE

Born in Chester, England, Willetts went to the Eirias High School in Colwyn Bay, Wales. She obtained a first class honours degree in Physics at the University of Nottingham in 1993.

She joined the Met Office in February 1994, where she began a five-month forecaster training course at the Met Office college, at the former RAF Shinfield Park (occupied by the Met Office from 1971–2004).

BROADCASTING CAREER

In July 1994 she moved to Cardiff Weather Centre and from 1995 she appeared as a forecaster on BBC Television and Radio in Wales. In 1997 she moved to the BBC Weather Centre in London to work for BBC News.

AWARDS

In March 2006, she was awarded the Television and Radio Industry Club (TRIC) award for best TV weather presenter.

PERSONAL LIFE

Helen’s main sporting interest is badminton, having played internationally for Wales. She also enjoys walking, cycling and travelling.

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