BBC Weather Forecaster Jay Wynne was born in London and went to school at Ardingly College, Sussex.
After a year out with some travelling in North America he went to Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh to study Civil Engineering.
He didn't really see his future as an Engineer, so within two years he had left, moved to Aberdeen and started working as a technician on offshore oil rigs.
Three years of that and he decided that a degree was necessary to move on.
Four years later in the summer of 1996 he graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a 2.1 honours degree in Environmental Geography.
It was during this time that his interest in Meteorology began.
Uncertain of a career and keen to travel, by early 1997 he had qualified as a teacher and was starting a 16 month stint as an English teacher in Fukuoka, Japan - a good place to be based for easy access to other Asian countries.
South East Asia is one of his favourite areas of the world after having explored it during a university field trip in 1994.
While in Japan he decided to follow his interests and do some postgraduate studies after getting back to the UK and by the summer of 1999 he had graduated from the University of Reading with a Masters degree in Applied Meteorology.
In the same week as finishing his studies he joined the Met Office in 1999 as a Trainee Forecaster and began an intensive 14 month programme at the Met Office college which included six months forecasting at RAF Northolt.
Having successfully completed the training he joined the BBC Weather Centre team in October 2000 to initially work on BBC World and Radio 4.
Jay lives in London and enjoys travelling, skiing, squash, cooking and playing the guitar, among many other things.