Linda Hughes is a Met Éireann Meteorologist. She began her career in weather forecasting in 2013, working as a marine forecaster and shipping route analyst in Scotland. She holds an RMet accreditation awarded by the Royal Meteorological Society. Since joining Met Éireann, she has worked in both aviation and general forecasting. Part of her role involves preparing and presenting weather forecasts on RTÉ television and radio.
Linda is from Oughterard in County Galway and attended St. Annin's National School, Rosscahill, followed by Salerno Secondary School, Galway. During school, she had a keen interest in maths and physics, so decided to study Science in NUI Galway, specialising in Experimental Physics. She then went to the UK to complete a Master’s degree in Applied Meteorology at the University of Reading.
From an early age, music has been a huge part of Linda’s life. She plays piano and violin and was a member of the Galway Youth Orchestra, the NUI Galway Orchestra and the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra. She now enjoys playing fiddle in Met Éireann’s traditional music group called 'Ceo’ and singing in the Met Éireann choir ‘The Isobars’. Her other interests include reading, art and swimming. She also loves spending time with friends and visiting her family in the west of Ireland.