BBC weatherman Jay Wynne: 'I like to check my reports'
The BBC weather forecaster was speaking to the Radio Times ahead of the launch of a new BBC One mini-series called The Great British Weather.
Wynne admitted: "I have been known to drive around after night shifts, waiting for the sun to come up.
"At night, it's difficult to tell what kind of cloud there is on satellite pictures, so I like to see if I was right. More often than not, I am."
Wynne initially pursued a career in civil engineering and worked on offshore oil rigs in the North Sea before training as a meteorologist. He joined the BBC's weather team in October 2000.
The Great British Weather is billed as an interactive live show. Comprising four episodes, it will be presented by stand-up comedian and actor Alexander Armstrong.
BBC weather forecasters past and present including Carol Kirkwood, John Kettley, Michael Fish and Tomasz Schafernaker will also be involved in the series.
Channel 4 announced last month that it plans to hire the channel's first weather presenter in its 29-year history.
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Watch one of Jay Wynne's reports from summer 2009 below: