Penelope (known as Penny) Elspeth Tranter


Penelope (known as Penny) Elspeth Tranter FRMetS CMet

Public email: 


07753 880194

Contact address: 

c/o Resilience and Emergencies Division (RED),

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG),

2nd Floor,

2 Rivergate,

Temple Quay,



Current Employment: 

Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies)

Recent work: 

Worked with the UK Meteorological Office since 1983. Meteorology Training Manager, Met Office College, Met Office, Exeter (2008 to 2011) and Broadcast Meteorologist at BBC Weather Centre (1992 to 2008)



Emergency management of severe weather - working with emergency responders and emergency planners. Real-time and historical weather and climate change advice, guidance and information is provided, including potential impacts for actual weather events, planning and training purposes and is delivered through meetings, presentations, emails and teleconferences.

Extensive sailing weather expertise – including forecasts, briefings, presentations and talks.

Training Management in meteorology and climate change, and related science, maths and IT.  Training specialism: broadcast meteorology.

Broadcasting meteorology on TV and Radio.  Working for BBC1, News 24, BBC World, BBC i, BFBS, Heathrow Express and BBC Radios 2, 4 and 5 Live.

Weather forecasting for general public, RAF and CAA

Account management for sales of basic weather data and added value weather services to businesses in the non-food retail, manufacturing and distribution market sectors

Degree days product management