Early Career and Moving to Leeds
Owain Wyn Evans, the charismatic weather presenter for Look North in Leeds, has become a familiar face for TV viewers. Before joining Look North, Owain worked as a weather presenter and journalist in Wales, later transitioning to a weather producer in London. After two years in Leeds, he fell in love with the city and decided to make it his home.
As a weather presenter, Owain has the unique opportunity to engage with his audience on a daily basis. The weather affects everyone, and he enjoys interacting with viewers and listeners to deliver accurate forecasts.
Advice for Aspiring Weather Presenters
For those looking to follow in his footsteps, Owain’s advice may sound cliché, but it’s essential: “Just be yourself!” He attributes his success to his authentic, flamboyant personality, despite having been advised to tone it down. Owain emphasizes that weather presenters don’t simply read from a script—they must carefully analyze forecasts and understand them.
Hobbies and Relaxation
Away from work, Owain indulges his passion for playing drums. He was once a semi-professional drummer, working as a session drummer in Wales. His love for drumming started during his childhood, much to his parents’ chagrin.
Leeds Pride: Personal Significance and Importance
Leeds Pride holds special significance for Owain, who came out at the age of 18. He believes in the importance of Pride events as a space where people can come together, affirming that everyone is accepted and supported. Owain is excited to be a part of Leeds Pride, celebrating the city’s diverse community.
Although some argue that Pride events are no longer necessary due to societal progress, Owain insists on their importance. He points out the ongoing struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community worldwide, emphasizing that Pride events are an opportunity to be grateful for what has been achieved and to continue advocating for a more inclusive society.
Weather Forecast for Leeds Pride Weekend
When it comes to predicting the weather for Leeds Pride weekend on August 5th and 6th, Owain hesitates to make any guarantees. However, he promises to do his sun-dance and pray to the weather gods for clear skies and sunshine.