Simon grew up in Royston, Hertfordshire where his interest in the weather grew from an early age whilst at school.
His mother constantly reminds him of his 'first weather project' when he was 12 years old!
His enthusiasm for the weather led him to study for a BSc in Environmental Science of the Earth and Atmosphere and then an MSc in Applied Meteorology, both at the University of Reading.
Simon joined the Met Office in July 2005 as a Forecaster in the Mobile Met Unit. This is a specialist unit of forecasters who are also sponsored reserve officers in the RAF.
After his training with the Met Office and specialist RAF Officer training, he was posted to RAF Benson, to provide weather forecasts for the Joint Helicopter Force.
Soon after, he was deployed on his first tour of duty to the Middle East. Here he provided weather forecasts for many elements of the RAF and army - a very challenging and rewarding experience.
When Simon joined the BBC Weather Centre in August 2008, he had to swap from conducting formal military briefings to a much more informal style for broadcasting.
He can now be seen presenting weather forecasts for BBC World.
Away from work, Simon loves the snow and can be found most winters hurling himself down a mountain on a snowboard.
He also enjoys wakeboarding, a bit of camping and is always willing to take on other sports and activities!