Tomasz Schafernaker - Updated Dec 2023

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Gdańsk,, Poland
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Gdańsk,, Poland

Tomasz Schafernaker

Tomasz Schafernaker is a renowned Polish-British meteorologist. Tomasz Schafernaker is currently working for BBC Weather.

Early Life

Tomasz Schafernaker is currently 44 years old and has a birth sign of Capricorn according to the astrological chart.

On 8th January 1979, he was born in Gdańsk, Poland. He belongs to a mixed ethnicity and practices the Christian religion. In addition, he has a dual citizenship-Polish and British.

The names and occupations of Schafernaker’s parents are still unknown. Similarly, he has not revealed anything about his childhood to the public. There is relatively little information accessible about early childhood and other family members.

Tomasz Schafernaker – Education

He attended the independent school St. John’s College, Southsea, in Portsmouth, where he studied mathematics, physics, and art before attending the University of Reading and earning a BSc (Hons) in Meteorology.

Professional Career

Tomasz Schafernaker became a meteorologist after joining the Met Office. He joined the BBC Weather Centre in 2000 as a broadcast assistant and became a presenter the following year, making him the youngest man to do so. During the winter of 2003, he gave BBC regional forecasts around the UK and appeared on BBC World.

He attended the Met Office college in Exeter, Devon, from 2004 to 2005, where he trained as an aviation forecaster. Moreover, he also worked for ITV and the London Weather Centre.

Schafernaker returned to the BBC in 2006. He became famous after raising “the finger” towards, and following a mild tease from, BBC news presenter Simon McCoy while thinking he was off camera.

A video showing his amazed and horrified reaction has gained over 5.5 million views on the video-sharing website YouTube. He was fired from the BBC in 2010 following a series of cost-cutting measures and the selection of a smaller core of national weather presenters.

Tomasz Schafernaker

Caption: Tomasz Schafernaker working as a meteorologist (Source: Yahoo News UK)

While still working for the Met Office, Schafernaker worked on several television projects for UK networks such as The Weather Channel, Discovery Channel, and Channel Four. On May 29, 2012, he joined BBC South East as a weather presenter, replacing freelancer Kaddy Lee-Preston.

He returned to BBC national broadcasts on January 19, 2013. He usually forecasts on the BBC News Channel, Radio 4, or Radio 5 Live. In January 2010, he posed for the front cover of Attitude Active magazine wearing only shorts.

Tomasz Schafernaker – Awards

In 2010, Schafernaker was named Best TV Weather Presenter at the TRIC Awards 2010. Later, in a public poll in 2017, he was elected the most popular weather presenter in the United Kingdom.

Net Worth 2023

According to online websites, Schafernaker’s net worth is estimated at around $3.2 million while his exact income and salary are still missing. He has made a good fortune through his meteorologist career.

Relationship Status

Tomasz Schafenaker had kept his personal life private and had avoided social media attention. He appears to be more concerned with his profession rather than with his personal affairs.

He is single and has kept a low profile in terms of relationships and dating. There have been rumours of a romance between him and his coworker Lucy Verasamy. However, both of them have not spoken about the rumour in public or in interviews.

Tomasz Schafernaker

Caption: Tomasz Schafernaker in the BBC studio (Source: Instagram)

There was once a dispute because he forecasted the inaccurate weather forecast and quickly and profusely apologized for his error of judgment.

Body Measurements

Tomasz Schafernaker

Caption: Tomasz Schafernaker walking in the street (Source: Instagram)

This handsome man stands 6 feet 2 inches tall (1.82 m) and weighs around 65 kg (145 lbs). In addition, he has a pair of brown eyes with dark brown hair colour and wears a shoe size of 10 US.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@schafernaker’ there are over 56.2k followers. Likewise, there are over 101.5k followers on his Twitter page ‘@Schafernaker’ and over 41k followers on his Facebook page. Similarly, he is also active on TikTok and has a self-titled TikTok account, there are over 7.5k followers on it.