The Professional Association representing the World's Broadcast Meteorology Community
International Association of Broadcast Meteorology
Gerald Fleming took out B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Experimental Physics in University College Dublin before joining Met Éireann in 1980. Having completed training as a Meteorologist he worked in aviation forecasting for a few years, before transferring to general and media forecasting. He presented his first weather broadcasts on both radio and television in 1984, on the Irish Public Service broadcaster “Radio Telefís Éireann”. He became leader of the TV Weather Team for RTÉ in 1990, was promoted to Deputy Head of Forecasting for Met Éireann in 2003, and then Head of Forecasting in 2008. With 30 years experience as a forecaster and 25 years as a weather broadcaster, he co-founded the International Association of Broadcast Meteorology in 1994 and has served two terms as Chair.
He was also Co-Chair of the First World Conference on Broadcast Meteorology (Barcelona, 2004). A member of the Irish Meteorological Society and the American Meteorological Society, he is also active in the European Meteorological Society where he was for a time Co-Chair of the Media Committee. For the World Meteorological Organisation he was Chair of the Expert Team on Media Issues from 1999 to 2004, and then moved up to become Chair of the Public Weather Services Group, a position he continues to hold.
He has been an active contributor to many WMO meetings and symposia, and is a member of the Management Group of the Commission for Basic Systems. Outside of Meteorology he is a past Chair of Wexford Arts Centre and active also in Wexford Swimming Club and in Leinster Swimming.