Peter worked as a meteorological observer in charge at Whitworth Observatory, Manchester. He was a research assistant at Keele University and a Royal Navy met officer before joining the Met Office in 1963. He was a forecaster based at Uxbridge. Peter notched up 25 years of weather appearances, starting as a BBC TV forecaster (1964 – June 1968). He also broadcast on BBC Radio during this period. He left the Met Office in 1968 to join Heriot Watt University as a lecturer in communications until 1982. During this time he appeared as a weatherman on STV (1970 – 1981).
Peter joined former colleagues on Nationwide to celebrate the 25th anniversary of BBC TV Weather in January 1979 – Bob Wellings interviewed past and present weather forecasters. Peter also joined a get-together for BBC TV Weather’s 40th anniversary in January 1994. He later worked with Jim Bacon as a weather presenter at Anglia TV (1983 – 1993).
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