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Geoffrey Philip Eden FRMetS (14 July 1951 – 3 January 2018)[1] was a leading British weather journalist and weather historian.[2][3]

Philip Eden studied a BA in Geography before gaining a masters in applied meteorology and climatology at Birmingham University in 1972.[4][5]

He worked for some time in the 1980s for Noble Denton and Associates in their meteorology department. It was during this period that his career as a presenter began.[citation needed]

His career as a radio weather presenter began with the (then) London station LBC in 1983. He was subsequently chief network weather presenter for BBC Radio 5 Live from 1994 to 2005. He wrote a weekly column for the Sunday Telegraph from 1986 until forced to cease because of ill-health in 2015, and also had a daily "Weather Watch" column in the Daily Telegraph from 1998 to 2012. Eden wrote weekly features and monthly look-backs for WeatherOnline. He authored a number of books on British weather and climate.[6][7][8]

Philip Eden was Vice President of the Royal Meteorological Society from 2007 to 2009.[9][10] Eden was awarded the Royal Meteorological Society's Gordon Manley Weather Prize in 2000. The prize is awarded annually for any outstanding contribution to Weather through a paper or papers, or other outstanding service to Weather, in the preceding five years that has furthered the public understanding of meteorology and oceanography.[11] He was Director of the Chilterns Observatory Trust from 2007.[12]

In the last few years of his life he was suffering from Lewy body dementia.[8]


  1. ^ "Death of Philip Eden". Royal Meteorological Society. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
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  4. ^ "Weather in my life - Philip Eden". Weather. 65 (10): 281–282. 24 September 2010. Bibcode:2010Wthr...65..281.. doi:10.1002/wea.615.
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  8. ^ a b Daily Telegraph, Obituaries: Philip Eden, 11 January 2018, page 29.
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