Brendan McWilliams


Brendan McWilliams, born in Dublin in 1944, spent his formative years in County Kerry where his father was in charge of Valentia Observatory. After graduating in Science from University College Dublin in 1964 he joined the Meteorological Service and worked as a weather forecaster, first at Shannon Airport, and later at the Central Analysis and Forecast Office in Dublin. During the 1970s he was a regular presenter of the daily weather forecast on RTE television.

Since 1990 he has been Assistant Director of the Meteorological Service and his daily ‘Weather Eye’ column for the Irish Times, begun in 1988, has become one of the most popular features of that newspaper.