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John Hammond (Meteorologist)


John Hammond is a British meteorologist and weather forecaster. John Hammond is widely recognized for presenting weather forecasts on the BBC News channel, BBC Red Button, and BBC World News.

Early Life

John Hammond was born in Bosham, West Sussex, England, on the 9th of April 1966. His full name is John Michael Hammond and he holds British nationality. According to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Aries and he is currently 57 years old. he belongs to the White-American ethnicity while his religious belief is unknown.

He was the son of a farmer. However, he has not yet mentioned or shared his family background such as his parents, siblings, and childhood life.

John Hammond – Education

After being interested in the weather at the age of four, he studied geography at the University of Salford and meteorology at the University of Birmingham.

Professional Career

John Hammond began his forecasting career at the Met Office headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire in February 1991. Meanwhile, he worked at regional weather centres in Nottingham, Bristol, and Plymouth.

This included a wide range of forecasting work for aircraft, local industries, and some local radio. He spent almost seven years providing the weather for ITV before joining the BBC Weather Centre in the spring of 2003.

In 2012, he appeared on the BBC’s quiz program Celebrity Mastermind. He left the BBC at the end of March 2017 and currently operates Weather Trending with Sara Thornton.

Caption: John Hammond working as BBC Meteorologist (Source:

Furthermore, he is a huge admirer of the English rock band Status Quo, and he went on stage with them, playing guitar, and traveled to the Ark Royal to see them perform live to support their album Heavy Traffic. In March 2019, he began working as a continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4.

He is currently the primary presenter for BBC News at One and a well-known personality on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Moreover, he is a regular on BBC News at Ten and BBC News at Six, as well as a weekend forecaster on BBC Radio 5 Live.

In addition to his broadcasting profession, he created in 2017 and Weathering Ltd in 2018 with Sara Thornton, and he later co-developed the Vacay Weather App in 2020 to help tourists on their travel.

John Hammond – Net Worth 2024

Through his professional career as a meteorologist and weather forecaster, he has earned a decent sum of money. However, he has not disclosed the exact information regarding his net worth, salary, and income.

Relationship Status

Currently, John Hamm is a divorced man and he is not dating anyone at the moment. Previously, he was married to his ex-wife Eddie. However, there is no information regarding his marriage date and venue. With the marriage, the couple has a son whose name is yet unknown. However, the couple’s relationship did not work out long and they got separated.

his professional or personal life. Furthermore, he has never been involved in any type of scandal or controversy throughout his career.

Body Measurement

Caption: John Hammond uses large hose to explain rain patterns (Source: OK! Magazine)

Hammond stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs an average. In addition, he has a pair of light brown eyes with a grey hair colour.

Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@hammondweather’ there are over 6.2k followers. Other than this, he is not present on Facebook and Instagram.


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