Growing up in Tunbridge Wells, Nina Ridge attended the Weald of Kent Grammar School. She then went on to study Mathematics with Management Studies at Leeds University.
Nina joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000. During her first few years there she combined presenting the weather on the BBC with completing her forecaster training with the Met Office.
Nina also gained a PGCE from Bristol University and is a qualified mathematics teacher. She has never lost her passion for maths and still spends time volunteering in local primary schools.
While at university, Nina joined the Officer Training Corps and experienced a lot of weather conditions first hand, spending weekends on exercise.
Come rain, shine or even snow she enjoyed the challenges of walking miles with a heavy rucksack, building bridges or learning to drive Army trucks.
The closest she now gets to the military is being married to John, a serving officer in the Royal Engineers.
Keeping fit is still an important part of her life and she runs or cycles nearly every day.
Nina juggles the demands of being a working mum and looking after her four young children.