Whether you are a local or happen to be visiting Las Palmas, one of Spain’s luscious Canary Islands, or enjoying the Spanish capital of Madrid, you will most likely see this recognizable face during the weather forecast. People need to stay aware of the weather in these parts, as the Atlantic waves can be quite fierce.
That’s where Himar Gonzalez comes in. This popular weather girl has been a regular fixture on the news channel Antena 3 Noticias since the early ’90s. She has even had a few acting roles, most notably in the 2019 series “4L.” On Instagram, Gonzalez has more than 117k followers (as of January 2024).
Behnaz Akhgar moved to Britain from Iran when she was ten years old. She didn’t speak any English when she first came to Britain, which makes her choice of career even more impressive. She has a BA in Communication Studies from University of Glamorgan, and another diploma from Cardiff University in broadcast journalism. She's currently employed by as a weather girl by the BBC’s Wales Today.
Expanding on to various media, Akhgar also presents on BBC Radio Wales. While most of the women on this list are highly popular on Instagram, Akhgar seems to have chosen Twitter as her main domain, where she holds a following of 17 thousand people. When she isn’t working, Akhgar enjoys food, traveling and people.
Irene Sans has been in the weather business for quite some time and she’s not going anywhere. Her meteorology skills have been used by TV channels, radio stations, newspapers, and more. The way she sees it, weather is a global interest, and this means that everyone should be informed about it. She even operates her very own meteorology website to help her spread the weather word.
Seeing as she speaks both English and Spanish, she has a bilingual weather segment on WFTV. Sans also says that there isn’t enough weather information in Spanish, so she makes sure her content is accessible in Spanish as well as in English. This Emmy-winning meteorology enthusiast is also a mother of two daughters with nearly 6,000 Instagram followers.
With 77.2k followers on Instagram (as of January 2024), Stefania Andriola is certainly not an unknown when it comes to Italian TV. She takes great pride in her work and currently leads the weather forecast on Meteo, the first Italian multimedia outlet for all things weather-related.
But there's so much more to this weather girl than simply...well, weather. When she isn't busy working, Stefania enjoys diving into one of her many passions. These include participating in a wide variety of sports, traveling to the four corners of the world, and picking up the latest Italian bestsellers for a good read.
Barta Sylvia Hivatalos
For as long as she could remember, Barta Sylvia Hivatalos wanted to be a news anchor. She has been on the Hungarian TV scene since her early 20s, getting her first taste of the limelight on Százhalombatta. She made history as TV2's first female weather reporter.
Around the turn of the century, Sylvia moved over to RTL Club. But she has brought plenty more than just weather reporting over the years. Hivatalos has also become a Zumba instructor, as well as an aerobic trainer. In 2018 though, she returned to her roots and became a weather reporter once again.