MeteoGib is a professional marine and commercial weather consultancy business launched in 2015 by professional Meteorologist, Stephanie Ball. Based in Gibraltar, our aim is to provide detailed bespoke forecasts for the Mediterranean and beyond. Since launching, MeteoGib has provided weather support to dozens of Clients with a diverse range from expeditions to the Patagonian Icecap, to mountaineers tackling a 7,000m peak in Kazakhstan, to routing large cruise ships across the Atlantic, to providing weather support to prestigious horse racing venues in the UK. MeteoGib also delivers live weather broadcasts on radio and prepares TV forecast graphics and weather scripts for Gibraltar Broadcast Corporation and has already provided weather and support to numerous sailors around the world. So, whatever your weather needs, MeteoGib can assist.
A Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (FRMetS), Stephanie is a highly experienced weather forecaster with almost 30 years experience working for the UK Met Office.
Stephanie has extensive and specialist knowledge of marine, aviation, public service and commercial forecasting. As a forecaster at Southampton Weather Centre, Stephanie gained valuable knowledge of marine forecasting for the important English Channel and Solent shipping areas and this allowed her to progress to providing forecasting services for prestigious high profile events such as Cowes Week and the Fastnet race.
A move to London Weather Centre allowed her to further expand her forecasting knowledge with particular emphasis on commercial users and also the highly important Winter ‘open road’ service, helping local councils across the UK keep the roads moving during times of adverse Winter weather. In the Summer, Stephanie was forecasting for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and the inevitable rain.
After the London Weather Centre, Stephanie spent time at the BBC Weather Centre preparing forecast briefings for the on screen weather presenters and also presenting numerous radio forecasts herself, including the flagship BBC Radio 5Live slot during the breakfast show.
From Jan 2009 to April 2015, Stephanie was based at the Met Office at RAF Gibraltar. In this time, she became a highly experienced Mediterranean forecaster and also had the opportunity to deliver military aviation and marine forecasting solutions. As part of this work, Stephanie provided vital briefings to RAF pilots and also maintained her live radio presence with regular slots on Radio Gibraltar and BFBS Radio Gibraltar. She also wrote some scientific papers for ‘Weather’ magazine, the international journal for the Royal Met Soc also the International Journal of Meteorology, her studies primarily around interesting weather events in Gibraltar.