Susan Powell's first encounters with weather forecasts were as a young child when silence was commanded in front of the television by her grandparents for the weather section of the Farming programme - a forerunner of Countryfile.
Growing up in rural Herefordshire the weather was, and still remains, a constant topic of conversation.
Susan studied Chemistry and Engineering at Swansea University, a period often featuring plenty of rain.
On completing her PhD she worked for a spell for a steel maker before joining the Met Office as a trainee broadcast meteorologist.
She has been broadcasting across the BBC since 2001.
Outside of work, her interests include travel, with an on-going challenge to have visited as many countries as her age in years. So far, she remains ever so slightly ahead of this game.
As a throwback to her early rural life she keeps chickens in her back garden and is a self-proclaimed poultry fancier.