Daniel Corbett joins the ONE News Weather team

Meteorologist Daniel Corbett has been announced as the latest member of the ONE News Weather team.

Daniel Corbett

Corbett made a name for himself in New Zealand during his time with MetService where he became known for his quirky approach to weather forecasting.

TVNZ's Head of News and Current Affairs John Gillespie says Corbett will be a huge asset to the weather team.

"He's worked all round the world and has a genuine passion for weather, and an enthusiasm that translates through the screen," he said.

Originally from Essex, England, Corbett got his BSc in Meteorology from the State University of New York and went on to work at Universal Weather and Aviation in New York and Houston, Texas.

In 1990, he went to WCFT-TV in Alabama, before moving on to tornado alley and KWTX-TV in Texas.

In 2004 he returned to the UK where he broadcast for the BBC.

Corbett moved to New Zealand in 2011 where he began his role with the MetService as Media and Communications Meteorologist, covering the weather across Australasia.

Corbett is excited to return to broadcasting, saying: "I'm really looking forward to getting back into it, and I can't wait to join the amazing ONE News team with Jim Hickey and Karen Olsen."

"Doing weather in New Zealand is different to anywhere else in the world. The country sits in between the tropics and Antarctica, surrounded by ocean which means we get these huge contrasts - bringing intense, dramatic weather. It doesn't come in small doses - it really throws everything at us including the kitchen sink!"

Viewers will see Daniel Corbett on ONE News Weather from Monday.