Andrew Sibley

B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. M. Phil. Theology

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Andrew Sibley worked as a meteorologist with the UK Met Office for 38 years before taking early retirement in 2021 to allow more time to engage in creation ministry with CMI, and sharing the gospel as a church elder. During his career, scientific specialisms were gained in weather observing and forecasting, and presenting the weather on BBC Radio Wales. Opportunities for travel led to time spent in Wales, Scotland, and England, and ten months in the Falkland Islands working alongside penguins and sea lions. He is married to Hydee, a Filipino, which has led to further travel to the Philippines and trying to learn the Bontoc dialect.

In later years his forecasting activity was focused upon monitoring and responding to environmental impacts at a national and international level; more specifically plume modelling of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents, and Icelandic volcanoes. Andrew was also engaged in the development of a space weather forecasting programme as the lead forecaster, and subject matter expert. This involved pulling research through into the operational environment, and travel to America, Asia and Europe working with governmental partners and occasionally giving presentations.

Andrew has published a number of papers in the field of meteorology, gained Chartered Meteorologist accreditation, and recently served on the board of the Weather journal, including as an associate editor. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in the natural sciences from the Open University (UK), and completed an M.Sc. in Environmental Decision Making in 2003 with the same institution. He also gained an M.Phil in theology from Exeter University (UK); his dissertation was Intelligent Design: Scientific and Theological Perspectives. He is the author of a number of books; including Restoring the Ethics of Creation and Cracking the Darwin Code: Exploring the non-scientific foundations of deep-time and evolution.

Already a frequent contributor to CMI’s publications, he joined CMI-UK/Europe as an associate speaker and writer in February 2021, then came on staff in August 2021.


  • B.Sc. (Hons) in natural sciences, Open University (UK)
  • M.Sc. Environmental Decision Making, Open University (UK)
  • M.Phil. Theology, University of Exeter

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  • Sibley, A., History of weather observing sites in the Cambridge area from the mid-nineteenth century to the present-day. Weather. In Press, 2023.
  • Sibley, A., Meteotsunamis reported around Britain and Ireland, and northern France, 18–19 June 2022. Weather, 77: 279–280, 2022.
  • Sibley, A.M., Cox, D. & Tappin, D.R., Convective rear-flank downdraft as driver for meteotsunami along English Channel and North Sea coasts 28–29 May 2017. Nat Hazards 106, 1445–1465, 2021.
  • Thompson, J., Renzi, E., Sibley, A. and Tappin, D., UK meteotsunamis: a revision and update on events and their frequency. Weather, 75: 281–287, 2020.
  • Sibley, A.M., Wildfire outbreaks across the United Kingdom during summer 2018. Weather, 74: 397–402, 2019.
  • Sibley, A., Severe thunderstorm and flooding in East Devon on 7 August 1997. Weather, 72: 276–280, 2017.
  • Sibley, A., Cox, D., Long, D., Tappin, D. and Horseburgh, K., Meteorologically generated tsunami-like waves in the North Sea on 1/2 July 2015 and 28 May 2008. Weather, 71: 68–74, 2016.
  • Sibley, A., Cox, D. and Titley, H., Coastal flooding in England and Wales from Atlantic and North Sea storms during the 2013/2014 winter. Weather, 70: 62–70, 2015.
  • Sibley, A.M. and Denning, H., Flash flooding in southwest England 29 May 2008. Weather, 69: 143–146, 2014.
  • Sibley, A. and Cox, D., Flooding along English Channel coast due to long-period swell waves. Weather, 69: 59–66, 2014.
  • Sibley, A., Saharan dust and convective downdraughts on 27 June 2011 monitored by LIDAR and Wind Profilers. Weather, 68: 152–153, 2013.
  • Tappin, D.R., Sibley, A., Horsburgh, K., Daubord, C., Cox, D. and Long, D., The English Channel ‘tsunami’ of 27 June 2011 – a probable meteorological source. Weather, 68: 144–152, 2013.
  • Sibley, A., Thunderstorms from a Spanish Plume event on 28 June 2011. Weather, 67: 143–146, 2012.
  • Sibley, A., Biesecker, D., Millward, G. and Gibbs, M., Space weather, impacts and forecasting: an overview. Weather, 67: 115–120, 2012.
  • Sibley, A., Flooding in Cornwall 17 November 2010 in association with Segmented Line Convection. Weather, 66: 287–291, 2011.
  • Sibley, A., Analysis of extreme rainfall and flooding in Cumbria 18–20 November 2009. Weather, 65: 287–292, 2010.
  • Sibley, A., Coastal thunderstorms in Kent 21 August 2007. Weather, 64: 199–203, 2009.
  • Sibley, A.M., Analysis of the North York Moors storms – 19 June 2005. Weather, 64: 39–42, 2009.
  • Sibley, A., Blooms of ‘by-the-wind-sailors’ (Velella velella) in summer 2004 and possible implications for rainfall and climate. Weather, 62: 134–136, 2007.
  • Sibley, A., Analysis of the heavy orographic rainfall over North Wales, 3 and 4 February 2004. Weather, 60: 31–36, 2005.
  • Sibley, A., Brown, T. and McIlwaine, T., Bristol Channel waterspout, 11 January 2004. Weather, 59: 158–161, 2004.

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