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Clare Nasir

Broadcaster, Writer and Meteorologist

Clare Nasir MSc’s first love has always been weather and science. A BSc in Mathematics and MSc in Marine Science she is also a fully qualified, Met Office trained, weather forecaster with 20 years experience. During her ten years as GMTV’s weather anchor she was in charge of the output and production for science and weather stories. She also presented many strands on travel, lifestyle and special awards. Clare remains one of the most well-known and liked weather presenters on television. Earlier this year she was awarded the prestigious TRIC 'Weather Presenter of the Year' award for her services to weather broadcasting.
Her other main interest is sport and fitness; Clare works out regularly and enjoys kickboxing. Her first fitness DVD, ‘Clare Nasir’s Boot Camp’, was released in late December 2010 and has become best selling.
Clare is an ambassador for the Princes Trust, a third party advocate for the nuclear energy industry and is currently the ambassador for Environment Protection UK's Healthy Air Campaign. She has recently completed a Diploma in Environmental Policy. She continues to write for magazines and newspapers on a wide range of subjects including environmental issues, health and fitness and motherhood. She is married to Chris Hawkins, presenter on BBC 6music and they have a 21 month old daughter, Sienna.

Come Back Jet Stream - All Is Forgiven!

The jet stream had taken a vacation, migrated south for the winter leaving the UK at the mercy of a relentless icy blast. It's times like this when I realise the immense impact this ribbon of strong upper winds has on our weather - although through the past few years we have cursed it.
28/03/2013 17:58 GMT

Snow, When Will You Go?

Now, after a week of the white stuff, most of us would prefer the snow to go - so we can get back to our own norm - we may not like it but we do cope with it well - rain and wind. Before this happens though, the big freeze will stay with us for a little longer. A few more bouts of snow are forecast across the country until Thursday...
22/01/2013 09:44 GMT

Climate is What We Expect, and Weather is What We Get

So here we are enjoying the last throws of May. I look back at Spring 2012 and admit it has been quite mixed, with summer arriving in March, followed by monsoon conditions in April... So what's the outlook for this summer? Given how busy the nations' diary is, the pressure is on...
30/05/2012 16:45 BST

Watch Your Water

Is this current dry spell something to worry about or should concerns be left to the workings of the water companies? Is it a blip or a trend that could see significant water shortages in the near future that will affect our everyday living?
29/03/2012 22:13 BST

Air Pollution in the UK - Taking Years Off Our Lives

DEFRA, the UK's environment ministry, was taken to the High Court by international environmental law firm <a href="http://www.clientearth.org/" target="_hplink">ClientEarth</a> over its failure to meet legal limits on air quality in 17 regions and cities across Britain. Whilst David Cameron would never be confused with Dan Quayle in terms of his environmental knowledge, it is time for him to match his awareness of the issues with the leadership we need to tackle this public health crisis. After all, don't we all have the right to take a stroll down our local high street in the knowledge it won't take years off our lives?
15/12/2011 23:01 GMT

A White Christmas - What Are the Chances?

Back in September, a maverick weather forecaster predicted a big freeze towards the end of the year. Those weather headlines sold newspapers, and in part perhaps that's because a dusting of snow at this time of year fulfills our romantic notion of what Christmas should look like.
12/12/2011 23:01 GMT

Indian Summer

For anyone who felt they missed out on a proper summer this year I bring warm and sunny tidings. Our weather is back on a high this week, giving much of the UK a final blast of heat.
26/09/2011 23:59 BST

Britain's Forecast Big Freeze - Should you be Worried?

Long range forecaster James Madden from Exacta Weather...expects "December, January and February to experience below average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfalls occurring within the time frame of November to January across many parts of the UK".
21/09/2011 23:43 BST