(born 3 June 1976 in Blackburn
, England) is a BBC Weather
Taylor has a degree in City and Regional Planning from Cardiff University
where he studied before working for a local council in Lincolnshire. In the next couple of years, Taylor took physics and mathematics courses through the Open University
in order to improve his chances of gaining a place on the weather-forecasting programme at the Met Office College.
Having worked as a Met Office
weather forecaster since 1998, Matt joined the BBC Weather team in 2004, originally working at the Cardiff weather centre. He now broadcasts across a range of BBC outlets, including BBC One
, BBC News
, BBC World News
, Radio 1
, Radio 2
, Radio 4
and 5 Live
. He's a regular weather forecaster on BBC Breakfast
, mainly at the weekends and also often forecasts for Radio 4's Today
Taylor's intriguing accent reflects some mobility in youth - the family moved to Glasgow, Scotland when he was one, and to Leeds in Yorkshire when he was fourteen.
His interests include golf, squash and football; in an interview, he ruefully admitted the worst thing about his work is the shifts.