Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill was born in Glasgow and educated at Glasgow University where he studied science.
National Service took him into RAF and in 1959 he joined the Meteorological Corps as Airman Meteorologist based firstly at Kinloss and later at RAF Akrotiri on the island of Cyprus.
Ian left the RAF in 1961 to join the Met Office after which his postings included Prestwick Airport, Malta and the Manchester Weather Centre. He transferred to the London Weather Centre in 1978 and was a member of BBC Televisions’ weather forecasting team until 1998, except for a short stint with Central.
Ian lives in Buckinghamshire and has two daughters, Victoria and Kirsty. A fellow of the Royal Meteorologist Society, he lists travel and reading amongst his hobbies. he admits to being very fond of food and has been a guest judge on BBC 1’s popular Masterchef programme.