Liam Dutton

Weather Presenter
Liam Dutton is the Channel 4 News Weather Presenter

Forecaster Liam Dutton is Channel 4 News' first presenter dedicated to weather.

His brief incorporates analysis of UK and International weather along with issues related to climate change, health and food and the impact of weather on travel, finances and welfare.

Liam will have an important online role too, leading Channel 4 News' new weather website and using social media to discuss weather with viewers.

He started his career at the BBC Weather Centre (presenting his first forecast at just 22) and has since travelled the UK presenting for BBC nations and regions.

In 2006 he began presenting for national and international BBC outlets and most recently worked across BBC News, BBC World News, BBC Breakfast and Radio 4's Today programme.


post 04 August 2015
July's record hot and cold

Whilst July's weather may not have offered the amount of sunshine and warmth many of us might have liked, records for heat and cold were still broken.

post 31 July 2015
Good weather for August? Don't get your hopes up.

The curtain is about to fall on the month of July, meaning that we are about to enter our last summer month of the year. But what will August bring?

post 28 July 2015
Has 2015 really been as windy as you think?

One of the most frequent questions that I have been asked this year is: has it been a windy year? You may be surprised at the answer!

post 23 July 2015
Rain and gales expected. Where has summer gone?

Friday into early Saturday looks unseasonably wet and windy across central, southern and eastern parts of England, to the point where the Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning.

post 15 July 2015
Earth pictures every 10 minutes from new weather satellite

A powerful new weather satellite has just become operational, bringing amazingly detailed and frequent pictures of earth from space.

post 13 July 2015
Waving weather fronts: a forecaster's headache

I forgive you if you've read the title of this blog and think that the weatherman is just making up another excuse for rainy weather, but stay with me!

post 10 July 2015
El Nino's warmth causing tropical trouble in the Pacific

As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin - ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.

article 07 July 2015 UK
Sun in Sky
Hot summers 'to become the norm in UK'

A study by the Met Office suggests that hot summers are likely to become more common in the UK by the end of the century.

post 02 July 2015
Severe thunderstorms strike as heat breaks

Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland

post 01 July 2015
UK has hottest July day on record

The temperature soared to 34.5C today at Northolt in north west London, making it the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest day in the UK since 2006.

post 30 June 2015
UK heatwave: 10 things you need to know

Our first proper burst of summer heat is about to arrive. How hot will it get and for how long?

post 25 June 2015
30C summer heat possible next week

The lack of warmth so far this summer may be compensated by a sizzling start to July, with hints from weather computer models that temperatures will soar for a time next week.

post 24 June 2015
Will you see the northern lights expected tonight?

Another coronal mass ejection from the sun has sent more charged particles our way, with another showing of the northern lights expected during Wednesday night.

post 23 June 2015
Northern lights seen across UK last night

According to the Met Office, the northern lights were seen as far south as Dorset and Bournemouth on Monday night, with a number of amazing pictures posted on Twitter.

post 22 June 2015
Glastonbury Festival: wellies or sun cream?

There's one thing that determines the experience that Glastonbury festival goers have: the weather. So, will it be rain or shine this year?

post 10 June 2015
Severe thunderstorms threaten disruption on Friday

A plume of warm, moist air, laden with potential energy will give a threat of severe thunderstorms to southern parts of the UK on Friday.

post 04 June 2015
Thunderstorms to bring flood risk on Friday

Whilst there's not going to be a heatwave in the UK, as I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, the close proximity of hot and humid air will spark off some thunderstorms on Friday.

post 03 June 2015
Rare noctilucent clouds spotted over UK

During the summer months each year, cloud spotters eagerly stare up at the skies, hoping to catch a glimpse of rare noctilucent clouds.

post 02 June 2015
UK heatwave: fact or a load of hot air?

The howling of the wind and pounding of the rain last night were more reminiscent of a night in October, rather than June. But are we really in for a heatwave later this week?