Everton was born in Cambridge where he attended Parkside Community College and Long Road Sixth Form College.
He had his first taste of the weather studying O-level and then A-level geography.
Everton became a civil servant in 1986 when he joined the DSS and worked on short-term benefits for five years, during which time he studied part-time and gained a BTEC HNC in business and finance.
Everton went on to join the Met Office in 1991 and worked as an observer providing forecaster support at DRA Bedford for two years before spending a year at the Norwich Weather Centre.
Following that, he spent five years at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk during which he gained A-levels in mathematics and physics, which led to his promotion into weather forecasting in 1999.
Having completed the forecaster foundation programme in March 2000 - which included on-the-job training at RAF Marham in Norfolk - he went on to become a forecaster at the London Weather Centre where he worked for three months.
Everton joined the BBC Weather Centre in July 2000 to present on BBC World and BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Services).
Everton lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and two children. His hobbies include cricket, and Everton had the pleasure of catching out fellow forecaster John Kettley while keeping wicket against him shortly after joining the office.
Like his namesake Sir Everton Weekes, Everton is also a batsman and once made a century on Parker's Piece in Cambridge.
Everton also lists music amongst his interests. He enjoys playing the guitar and blues harmonica.
FAQ - Everton Fox
Find out the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to the forecasters in our team. Here we quiz Everton Fox on your behalf...
What did you do before becoming a BBC broadcast meteorologist?
I was an observer before training to be a forecaster.
Why did you want to be a broadcast meteorologist?
My initial ambition was to be a forecaster and learn more about the weather. Broadcasting is the icing on the cake, really.
Have you ever made any mistakes?
Yes. The usual kind of thing would be along the lines of saying east when you mean west or calling the North Pacific the North Sea.
What were the good things about your job?
We do get a fair amount of variety which always keeps it interesting. No two days are the same. You never return to find outstanding work from the previous day.
Meeting famous people can be really cool. I met Ian Wright and I was delighted to find that he is as warm and friendly in person as he appears on the TV.
What were the bad things about your job?
The shift patterns.
When and why did you first get interested in weather?
As a child I would check the forecast to see what the weather would be like the next day for playing football or cricket among other things.