Tomasz Schafernaker Biography
Tomasz Schafernaker is a media personality serving as a meteorologist on BBC. He is also an artist. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000, working as a broadcast assistant.
Tomasz Schafernaker Age
Schafernaker is 44 years old as of 2023. He was born on January 8, 1979, in Gdańsk, Poland.
Tomasz Schafernaker Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall (Approximately 1.82m or 182cm).
Tomasz Schafernaker Nationality
He is Polish-British.
Tomasz Schafernaker Education
Schafernaker attended school both in his native Poland and in Britain. He was educated at the independent school St. John’s College, Southsea, in Portsmouth, where he took A-levels in mathematics, physics, and art, followed by the University of Reading where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Meteorology.
Tomasz Schafernaker Parents
Schafernaker was born in Gdańsk, Poland. However, there is no information about his parents and siblings.
Tomasz Schafernaker Wife
Is Tomasz Schafernaker, the weatherman married? No. Tomasz is not married. His relationship status has generally been kept quiet and he told the Guardian back in 2017 he was single.
He said back then: “I’m single. I’m probably difficult to date, because I’m stubborn, with a million and one interests, and work unsociable hours.
“You know what – all that’s an excuse. I’m quite happy being by myself.”
However, in recent years Tomasz has been rumored to be seeing rival ITV weather presenter Lucy Verasamy. The ITV meteorologist posted a selfie of the two captioning it: “We’re all on the same team really @schafernaker.” This sparked rumors and questions in the comments about whether the two were dating. They also attended The Attitude Awards show together looking very dressy, which won’t do anything to quell rumors of their closeness.
Lucy captioned the post: “First evening out in a long time – and what a night out @schafernaker”, adding a yellow heart.
Both said they were single when last asked so it remains to be seen if the two are anything more than friends.
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Does Tomasz Schafernaker still work for the BBC? Yes. Schafernaker is a meteorologist for BBC. After joining the Met Office, he trained as a meteorologist. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000, working as a broadcast assistant, and became a presenter in the same year; this made him the youngest man to present BBC Weather. He spent some time giving BBC regional forecasts across the UK and presented on BBC World during the winter of 2003.
From 2004 until 2005, Schafernaker studied at the Met Office College in Exeter, Devon, and trained as a forecaster for aviation. He also worked for a time at ITV, as well as the London Weather Centre.
Schafernaker rejoined the BBC in 2006. He became famous for raising “the finger” towards, and after a gentle tease from, the BBC news presenter Simon McCoy, believing that he was off camera. A clip of his shocked and horrified facial expression has received more than 5.5 million hits on the video-sharing website YouTube. After a set of cost-cutting measures and choosing a smaller core of national weather presenters, he was removed from broadcasting on the BBC in 2010. He was later named Best TV Weather Presenter at TRIC Awards 2010.
Still working for the Met Office, Schafernaker presented on various broadcast projects for UK networks including The Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, and Channel Four. On 29 May 2012, he joined BBC South East as a weather presenter, joining the freelance Kaddy Lee-Preston. Schafernaker returned to BBC national broadcasts on 19 January 2013. He normally forecasts on the BBC News Channel, Radio 4, or Radio 5 Live. In 2017 he was voted the most popular weather presenter in the UK in a public poll.
Is Tomasz Schafernaker an artist?
Yes, Tomasz is an artist.
Which weatherman did the queen like?
Tomasz took to Twitter to acknowledge the news that the late Queen Elizabeth II had ‘a bit of a crush’ on him. In an article detailing the Queen’s final few days before her death on September 8, the Daily Mail wrote: “She asked that many of the traditions of a Balmoral summer should continue, even though she could not join in as she once did, particularly with the walks and the picnics, and she found it harder to do her regular newspaper crossword puzzle.
“But there were other compensations and none more intriguing than the way she made a point of watching TV weather forecasts.
“The reason? She had developed an unexpected affection for BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker.
“‘It was like a bit of a crush; she always wanted to watch the forecasts when he was on,’ says a close figure. ‘She was amused hearing the cadences when his name was read out but she loved watching him, too’,” the article continued.
Tomasz retweeted a link to the story and wrote alongside it: “Feel so humbled to be mentioned like this…truly heartwarming.”
His friends and followers were quick to reply to his tweet, with BBC presenter Jen Bartram replying: “Tomasz this is wonderful. How lovely. What an honor.”
Tomasz Schafernaker Salary
He receives an estimated salary of £55,637. This is the average salary of a weather forecaster in the United Kingdom.
Tomasz Schafernaker Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of £5 million as of 2023.
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