Gerald Fleming retired as Head of Forecast Division for Met Éireann in December 2017.
Following B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Experimental Physics he joined Met Éireann in 1980. For most of his 37 years with Met Éireann he worked as a weather forecaster and a weather broadcaster, becoming a familiar face on Irish public service broadcaster RTÉ.
For the World Meteorological Organisation he has chaired the Programme Group on Public Weather Services for over a decade, and is a member of the Management Group of the WMO Commission for Basic Systems. He has lectured extensively, and conducted many training courses on weather communication and related matters.