Alex was born in North Ferriby, outside Kingston-upon-Hull in East Yorkshire.
He attended South Hunsley secondary school and then went on to do an MSci in Physics with Astrophysics at Birmingham University.
After college, Alex joined the Met Office in 1997 and worked in the York and Bristol Weather Centres.
He then joined IWP (Independent Weather Productions), where the Met Office produces the forecasts for the ITV national and regional broadcasts.
Alex joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000 and initially appeared as a forecaster for the local inserts in the BBC South East region and on BBC News Channel (BBC News 24).
He was one of the hosts on the BBC's 'All Night Star Party' from Jodrell Bank in August 2003 when Mars was at its closest to Earth for almost 60,000 years.
Alex currently lives in south-west London. He enjoys playing and watching football and is a huge fan of Liverpool FC.
He also plays for the Old Suttonians and whilst at University he managed and coached a team called the Swankers who won the University cup.
His dream job would be as a professional footballer or a football manager! Alex also plays golf, cricket, darts and pool and poker.
FAQ - Alex Deakin
Find out the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to the forecasters in our team. Here we quiz Alex Deakin on your behalf...
What did you do before becoming a Weather Forecaster?
I joined the Met Office straight from university. Before broadcasting I was forecasting at Bristol Weather Centre and then for ITV.
When did you become a Weather Forecaster?
I joined the BBC Weather Centre in November 2000.
Why did you want to be a Weather Forecaster?
I enjoy forecasting the weather, and being able to express that forecast to many more people is really good fun. I first got interested in weather doing a weather-related course at university.
Do you get nervous before a broadcast?
Have you ever made any mistakes?
Several, the best one was when I pulled my earpiece out by mistake and I rabbited on for about 4 minutes!
Is your job hard?
The bad things about the job are having to do shifts, and having to wear make-up.
Do you enjoy your job?
The good things about the job are the adrenalin, and when you get the forecast right.