Daniel Corbett was born in Dagenham, Essex, and spent his early years in Billericay. In 1974 he moved with his family to New York.
In 1990 he obtained his BSc in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and went on to work at Universal Weather and Aviation in New York and Houston, Texas.
At Universal Weather, Dan provided aviation forecasts for corporate pilots flying around the world.
He was also a Marine and Industrial Meteorologist, providing a myriad of different forecasts such as hurricane forecasts for Gulf Coast oil-rigs, temperature projections for gas companies and snow outlooks for ski areas.
Dan began his television career in 1990 at WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He soon moved on to tornado alley and KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, where his English accent was a huge hit.
At KWTX Dan not only presented the weather but also operated and interpreted the station's own Doppler radar.
It was while he was there in 1997 that one of the U.S.'s largest tornadoes, an F5, hit close to Waco.
In October 1997 Dan was lured back to England in order to help launch BBC News Channel (News 24). He gave the first weather broadcast on the News Channel back in November 1997.
Dan met his wife Helen, a BBC make-up artist, while working at the News Channel. They married at a romantic and remote little chapel beside a lake in West Cork, Ireland in May 2000.
Dan and his wife moved back to the U.S. in late 2000 where he freelanced at TV stations across the southern U.S. including KRIV-TV in Houston, Texas.
In 2001 the couple moved to Tucson, Arizona. Dan worked for an ABC affiliate KGUN-TV where he was a Weather Presenter and Feature Reporter.
In 2004, Dan and Helen returned to the UK where he now broadcasts regularly.
FAQ - Dan Corbett
Find out the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to the forecasters in our team. Here we quiz Dan Corbett on your behalf...
What did you do before becoming a BBC Broadcast Meteorologist?
Before joining the BBC, I worked as an Industrial Forecaster and then at various television stations across the United States.
Why did you want to be a Broadcast Meteorologist?
I remember watching a weather broadcast on TV one day and saying, "I bet I could do that" and so I set my sights on becoming a Broadcast Meteorologist.
Do you get nervous before a broadcast?
In the beginning yes. But not as much now.
Have you ever made any mistakes?
Oh yes, loads.
What are the good things about your job?
It is fun. We get to tell people about the weather and everyday is different.
What are the bad things about your job?
Broadcasting during the night can be difficult.
How and when did you become interested in weather?
I loved the weather and wanted to learn more about it, especially having grown up in the U.S. with its big snowstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes.
How do you relax when you're not working?
My wife and I spend time together cooking, going for walks, travelling, running and working on our ranch.
What job would you do if you were not a Broadcast Meteorologist?
Probably teaching people about weather or television, or possibly running a N.Y. style Deli!