Rob Varley, Britain’s top weather man holds court at the Met Office in Exeter as the Chief Executive. He started his career as a weather forecaster, then spent 10 years as trainer of Britain’s weather forecasters and also project-managed the construction of the current Met Office headquarters. In a recent sojourn to Kuala Lumpur, The Petri Dish Editor-in-Chief, MAHALETCHUMY ARUJANAN, caught up with him for a Q & A-styled tete-a-tete.

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