Alex Deakin Biography
Alexander Roy Deakin popularly known as Alex Deakin is a media personality serving as a meteorologist for the Met Office. He previously worked at BBC News Channel as a BBC Weather presenter.
Alex Deakin Age
Alex was born in 1974 in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Alex Deakin Education
Alex attended South Hunsley Secondary School on East Dale Road in Melton. He has a master’s degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Birmingham.
Alex Deakin Wife
Alex is married although he keeps that part of his life private. There is no information regarding the name of his wife or when they got married. He however shares photos of her on his Instagram page.
Alex Deakin Children
Alex is a father of three children. Two daughters and a son.
Alex Deakin Met Office
Alex is a meteorologist for the Met Office. He joined the Communications team at the Met Office in 2016. He creates weather forecasts for the Met Office national weather forecast, the British Forces Broadcast Service and Facebook Live. He also creates forecasts using Visual Cortex – the Met Office’s graphics system.
Alex first joined Met Office training scheme in 1997 after graduating. He joined the Met Office’s meteorology training scheme. He said it fit him perfectly as he moved from studying the atmosphere from other planets and went back to earth.
“It fitted me perfectly, a case of moving on from studying the atmospheres of other planets, to going back to Earth.”
Alex Deakin BBC
Alex joined BBC News Channel in 2000 as a BBC Weather presenter, this was after meeting the head of BBC Weather, Helen Young at a film premiere for The Perfect Storm, who invited him for a screen test. In 2002 he became a national presenter on BBC One.
In 2004 he became the patron of Pitsford Hall weather station in Northamptonshire. He also appeared on Celebrity Mastermind (specialist subject the Stone Roses) in 2010 and on Celebrity Great British Bake Off in 2012. He left BBC in 2016.
Alex had previously trained at Bristol Weather Centre and RAF Linton-on-Ouse and later joined the ITV weather team, creating graphics and briefing the presenter, Sian Lloyd.