Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Me and My Wardrobe

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Me and My Wardrobe

Article excerpt

Trai Arnfield, a happy thirtysomething, is recognisable as the face of the region's weather as a forecaster and presenter on BBC Look North and Radio Newcastle.

Originally from Scotland, she studied environmental science with the Open University and forecasting at the Met Office to become a meteorologist. She then trained in television and radio presentation with the BBC weather team in London and worked for East Midlands Today and Asian Network before settling in the North-East.

She recently completed filming a new BBC programme, Breaking Point: The House, which is due on our screens in the next few weeks.

Trai has travelled extensively in Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. She's looking forward to going around the world soon, but cites Costa Rica as her favourite destination.

She's also a keen surfer (at Tynemouth and anywhere with warmer water) and skier and is off to the French Alps next month to improve her skills. Trai lives at the coast, but missed having a garden, so has an allotment.

She grows vegetables that don't mind a bit of neglect, as she's away a lot, but is a flower girl at heart, her favourites being wild flowers in the conservation part of the plot. Is the garden full of outside thermometers and rain gauges? "No, no, no. I go there to get away from work," she says

Describe your style

Fairly formal on TV, more "wannabe surfer" outside work and a bit quirky at times.

What do you wear for daytime/work?

Suits are easiest for studio work. They minimise the daily dilemma of "What goes with that?" I'm always drawn to textured fabrics and luckily they look good on telly. For location work it's a matter of keeping warm and dry without looking like a giant blob ( ski clothing is great ( and my secret weapon is a good set of thermals.

Favourite evening outfit? …

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