Weatherwhiz was set up by Libby Greenhalgh at the beginning of 2011 after over 8 years in the
weather industry, including working for the Met Office and assisting sailing at the Beijing Olympic
Games in 2008 to becoming the most successful Olympic Sport.
Name: Libby Greenhalgh
Lives: Hamble, Hampshire
Hobbies: Sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, hockey, tennis, the odd offroad triathlon.
- Met Office IFC and FCC courses (2004)
- Masters in Applied Meteorology (University of Reading, 2002)
- Bachelors Degree in Geophysical Sciences (University of Southampton, 2001)
2007 to date: Skandia Team GBR British Sailing Team Meteorologist- including Beijing Olympics 2008, check out the team here
2010: Virgin Active Kite surf across the channel. Read more about it here
2010: Tour Voile for Sail Oman
2010: JP Morgan Asset Managemnet Round the Island Race - weather briefing brought to you with Raymarine. Check out the videos here
2009: BeNumber1 Land End to John O’Groats - charity ride supporting professional atheltes of different sports
2007: Nurberging 24 hour race
2007-2010: Commodore’s Cup, Fastnet, RORC offshore racing series, Cowes week
2004-2007: Met Office Weather forecaster
- Training undertaken at RAF Odiham
- Posted to MOD Aberporth and Outer Hebridies
Libby has sailed since the age of 4 and progressed through the RYA Junior and Youth scheme
representing the UK in Numerous European and World Championships across a variety of classes
For 5 year on and off Libby campaigned a 470 aiming for the Olympic Games but with a change of
crew and the desire to work in the weather she joined the Met Office. Through this experience she has
a great understanding of the dedication needed to compete at the top of the sport.
Since then Libby has sailed on a variety of boats from cruising on Beneteau to racing a many different
J-Boats, including successfully winning Black Group at Cowes Week. This has helped her identify
the enjoyment and success that can be gained from having better understanding of the weather and not
getting caught out whether you are competing training or just enjoying you sport.