Becky Hemingway

ECMWF Liaison and Outreach Team Leader
Forecast, User Outreach and Engagement, ECMWF Liaison and Outreach


Becky Hemingway is the team leader of the ECMWF Liaison and Outreach Team in the User Outreach and Engagement Section. She is responsible for Member and Co-operating State and WMO liaison activities, user focused outreach, communication and events and forecasting and computing training at ECMWF. Her main activities including the organisation of the annual Using ECMWF Forecasts (UEF) event, coordination of Member and Co-operating State engagement and visits, running ECMWF training events and providing training to users of ECMWF forecast products including at WMO and EUMETCAL events.

Becky's career in weather started at the UK Met Office in 2012 as a Weather Impact Scientist working on Hazard Impact Modelling as part of the Natural Hazards Partnership (NHP). She specialised in wind impacts and developed models to forecast the impact of wind on the UK road network and leisure activities. She has presented her work, and the work of the NHP, at international conferences and events around the world. During her time at the Met Office, she also undertook secondments in Forecasting, the Hazard Centre, Government Services and worked in the Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership Team.

Becky is co-Editor-in-Chief of Atmospheric Science Letters, a Royal Meteorological Society journal, and regularly reviews manuscripts for other meteorological journals. She is a Royal Meteorological Society fellow and has published papers in the meteorological field.


Professional interests:
  • Hazard Impact Modelling and impact forecasting
  • Numerical Weather Predication and ensemble forecasting
  • Communication of forecasts
  • Science communication
  • Visualisation and user interpretation of forecasts
  • STEM outreach
Career background:


MSci Master of Oceanography, University of Southampton, UK (awarded 2012) with a year abroad at the University of Washington, USA. Dissertation: "El Niño Southern Oscillation Observational Teleconnection Analysis and Comparison to the CHIME model".

Professional Experience

  • 2020 to present, ECMWF
    • 2021 to present - Team Leader, ECMWF Liaison and Outreach Team in the User Outreach and Engagement Section
    • 2020 to 2021 - User Outreach and Engagment Officer
  • 2019 to 2020 - Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Government
  • 2012 to 2019 - Met Office, UK
    • 2018 to 2019 - Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership Impacts Manager
    • 2012 to 2018 - Weather Impact Scientist
    • 2017 to 2018 - Strategic Relationship Manger for the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
    • 2016 - Natural Hazards Coordinator
    • 2015 to 2016 - Innovation and Application Lead
    • 2012 - Summer Placement, Hadley Centre
External recognitions
  • WMO contact point for training and education at ECMWF


  • 2018 - present - co-Editor-in-Chief of Atmospheric Science Letters (ASL)
  • Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), member since 2013