Sarah Keith-Lucas was born in Hastings, East Sussex in 1982. Sarah Keith Lucas is the daughter of Christopher Leslie Keith-Lucas (born 1949) and Claire Forrester. Her middle name comes from her grandmother Dorothy de Bauduy Robertson, who was killed in a road accident in 1979; Dorothy’s husband was David Keith-Lucas, who was an aerodynamicist in Kent during World War 2, and President from 1968-69 of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Sarah has an older brother.
For part of her education Sarah Keith Lucas attended Cranbrook School, Kent, a co-educational state grammar school. She took her GCSEs at Robertsbridge Community College. Sarah Keith-Lucas studied Geography at Durham University (Collingwood College).
Sarah Keith-Lucas grew up in rural East Sussex, where her interest in the weather was first sparked by an enthusiastic geography teacher. Sarah Keith-Lucas later went on to study Geography at Durham University, taking particular interest in meteorology and climate change. After graduating she spent two winter seasons working in the French Alps and indulging a passion for snow sports.
Sarah Keith-Lucas joined the Met Office in 2007 and completed her forecaster training at the Met Office College before going on to work as a weather forecaster at the Exeter headquarters. Sarah Keith-Lucas gained a lot of experience during her time with the Met Office in Exeter, ranging from producing weather forecasts for supermarkets and airports, to sampling the surf on the beaches of Devon.
Sarah Keith-Lucas then joined the BBC Weather team in 2008 as a broadcast assistant before going on to train as a broadcast meteorologist. Her first TV appearance was in the summer of 2009 and you will now find Sarah regularly presenting across the BBC. Outside of work, Sarah Keith Lucas lists her interests as travelling, camping, larking about in boats and enjoying the great outdoors.