Daniel Corbett was born in Dagenham, Essex, and spent his early years in Billericay. In 1974 he moved with his family to New York, USA.
In 1990 he obtained his BSc in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and went on to work at Universal Weather and Aviation in New York and Houston, Texas.
At Universal Weather, Dan provided aviation forecasts for corporate pilots flying around the world.
He was also a Marine and Industrial Meteorologist, providing a myriad of different forecasts such as hurricane forecasts for Gulf Coast oil-rigs, temperature projections for gas companies and snow outlooks for ski areas.
Dan began his television career in 1995 at WCFT-TV in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He soon moved on to tornado alley and KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, where his English accent was a huge hit.
It was while he was there in 1997 that one of the U.S.'s largest tornadoes, an EF5, hit close to Waco.
In October 1997 Dan was lured back to England in order to help launch BBC News Channel (News 24). He gave the first weather broadcast on the News Channel back in November 1997.
In 2000 Dan moved back to the States working first in Houston Texas before then moving to Tucson, Arizona. Dan worked for an ABC affiliate KGUN-TV where he was a Weather Presenter and Feature Reporter.
In 2004, Dan returned to the UK where he broadcast on all of the BBC channels. In addition Dan was one of the weather broadcasters for BBC Sport at Wimbledon.
In May 2011 Dan left the BBC to begin a new role with the Met Service in New Zealand as their Media and Communications Meteorologist. In December 2011 the MetService launched MetService TV. An on demand weather webcast service covering the weather across Australasia.
In May 2014 Dan left MetService New Zealand to take a break and travel overseas.
Dan joined TVNZ in early September 2014 as broadcast meteorologist for One News at 6pm.
In November 2016 Dan traveled to Antarctica and presented the evening weather for the week from Scott Base.