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Since autumn 2012, John has regularly appeared on Channel 5 TV News discussing severe weather events in the UK and other meteorological issues.


In March 2012, he appeared on the popular Sarah Millican Show, BBC2.


Together with partner British Weather Services, he acted as Weather Consultant for the 2012 World Rally Championship.


A long standing agreement with Dart Farm Produce in Devon and Cornwall has been further extended into 2015.



John has continued to make regular weather broadcasts for BBC local radio stations throughout England together with BBC Radio Wales.

The John Kettley BBQ Index was commissioned by Ross Burgers in 2003 and he devised a Condensation Index for EBAC dehumidifiers in 2005.


Endorsements include Asahi Beer, Midland Mainline Railways (radio), Thomas Cook (newspaper), Weather Direct Insurance (journals), MTV, EBAC water coolers (TV and radio), Pork Farms (Radio and Journals)


Writes a weekly weather piece for the Mail on Sunday and has done so since January 2005.

Also in partnership with British Weather Services, an independent weather provider established in 1987.











Acts as personal consultant to many racecourses and sports stadiums including work for the FA and the RFU, in association with Sports and Stadia Services.

Continues as a freelance presenter and weather consultant, trading as John Kettley Enterprises.

For nine years, John was the resident weather broadcaster for Radio Wimbledon during the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.


John was involved with the 2011 campaign, promoted by HomeSun, to offer eligible home owners free solar panels, fully installed and maintained free of charge for twenty-five years.


John made a guest appearance on ITV's Loose Women in December 2009.

Since 2008 John has been a regular contributor and friend to TalkSport Radio.


In 2008, appeared on a celebrity edition of the Weakest Link.


In October 2007, endorsed Lotus Olbas Tissues as part of a radio advertising campaign.


Under contract as main weather presenter for BBC Radio 5Live from 2001 to 2005 and then again in 2007. Also presented the weather forecast every weekday on the BBC London Breakfast Show from 2007 to 2008 switching to weekends from 2009 to 2012.


Had a British Airways radio commercial running throughout Autumn 2007.

In April 2001, became a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

Presenter and host for the Triangular NatWest One-day International cricket competitions in both 2001 and 2002.


Main consultant for the 1999 Dick Francis novel, 'Second Wind'.


Acted as ambassador for the Cricket World Cup in England 1999, a position that also included meteorological

consultancy for Vodafone for all the match venues throughout that tournament.


John's charity work includes membership of the Lord's Taverners since 1990 taking part in many fund-raising activities.


Subject of the hit song 'John Kettley is a Weatherman', by the Tribe of Toffs, which reached number 21 in the charts in December 1988.


Appeared on Blankety Blank, Telly Addicts, Masterteam, Gotcha Oscar, Through the Keyhole, Style Challenge, Call My Bluff, Watchdog, Test the Nation and several educational programmes.


Other TV work included resident weather consultant and presenter for The Travel Show between 1987 and 1989. In 1985, became a National BBC TV broadcast meteorologist and remained with the BBC until 2000. During his time at the BBC, became a Domestic TV Manager and Lead Presenter.


Spent three years producing and presenting weather forecasts for BBC TV 'Midlands Today' between 1980 and 1983 and for Central TV from 1984 to 1985.


Fully qualified weather forecaster and broadcast meteorologist, radio and TV.


While at the Met. Office, undertook research at the Meteorological Research Flight, Farnborough and at the Department of Fluid Dynamics, Bracknell.


Graduated in 1976 while on special leave from the Met. Office.


Joined the Meteorological Office from school in 1970.

Published annually for over 30 years, People of Today is dedicated to contemporary achievement.


Inclusion is by invitation only; with specialist panels selecting whom they believe is making an impression in Britain today.


John is delighted and very proud to have been included in this prestigious publication every year since 1996, with 2016 marking his 20th Anniversary.