JOANNA DONNELLY is from Dublin and studied Applied Maths in DCU. After university she worked in a private college in Dublin before joining Met Eireann in 1995, working as a meteorological officer before being promoted to meteorologist in 2000. She has been working as a forecaster and broadcasting on RTÉ Radio 1 since February 2002. She began TV broadcasting in December 2015 and presents RTÉ One and RTÉ2 weather bulletins. Her first book, The Great Irish Weather Book was published in September of 2018 by Gill Books and is nominated for an An Post Book Award for best Irish Published Book. Joanna is married to fellow forecaster, Harm Luijkx, from The Netherlands. Together they have three children, a daughter Nicci, and two sons, Tobias and Casper. Joanna founded the infertility charity Pomegranate with a friend in 2010.
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