Helen Young

Helen Young (born 10 June 1969) is an English weather forecaster and television presenter.[1][2]

Born in Crawley, West Sussex, Young attended the Old Palace School in Croydon, where she is now a governor.[2] She then studied geography at University of Bristol, graduating in 1990.[1][2]

She joined the Met Office as a graduate trainee in 1990. After qualifying as a weather forecaster, she started broadcasting on HTV West as a stand-in, and then appearing as a regular presenter for BBC West.[2]

In November 1993, she joined the BBC Weather Centre as the then youngest BBC weather presenter.[1] She was the main presenter for The Weather Show and also presented the radio series Strange Weather Days, and the weather series for the children's programme Zig-Zag. She was the lead presenter at the BBC Weather Centre from 2002 until 11 November 2005, when she left to become a full-time mother to her young family.[1]

Married to Kerith Rees a British Airways pilot and resident in Sutton in Surrey,[2] since her retirement from BBC Weather she has co-authored a children's book, Discovery Plus: Weather & Sky.[3] She also acts for the London Borough of Sutton as an Ambassador for the School Travel Plan, leading assemblies and lessons on environmental issues such as weather/climate change, to all age groups from Nursery School children up to learned adults.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Helen Young to leave Weather team". BBC. 11 November 2005. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Helen Young". Rotary Clubs of Great Britain. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ Tim Walker & Helen Young (September 2000). Weather & Sky: Explore the Extreme Forces of the Earth and the Harsh Environment of Space. Silver Dolphin. ISBN 1571454497.
  4. ^ "BBC weather girl Helen Young teaches Cheam Park Farm infants school pupils about the Wow factor". Surrey Comet. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2013.[permanent dead link]