I began my journey in news in 1993, and quickly turned to the weather center. The weather intrigued me because no matter what time of year, it's always an important news story. I made the switch to meteorology and never looked back.
Forecasting the weather in the Bay Area has its challenges because we have so many microclimates. But that keeps things interesting! One of the highlights of my career was when I was asked to fill in on Good Morning America's weekend show. It was an amazing experience!
I am married with three wonderful kids. I have a daughter and fraternal twins, a boy and a girl. I have four sets of twins on my side of the family but since our first was a singleton, my husband and I didn't expect twins the second time around. What a surprise! I wouldn't have it any other way. I love being a Mom. It is a rewarding experience! As many of you know, trying to balance a career and motherhood has its many challenges, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Some days it's like a three-ring circus at home & never a dull moment! I really enjoy spending time with my family.
My hobbies include painting, biking, cooking, and watching the sky for the next weather event!
For your weather on the go, follow me on Twitter. And, if you ever come across that great weather shot, take a photo, and share it with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love sharing your photos on TV!
Sandhya Patel is a meteorologist for ABC 7 News. She is the weekday weather anchor at 5 and 11 p.m.
Coronavirus blog: Mask Mandate
"Mask up and make a difference." ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about Governor Newsom's mask mandate and why she thinks it's important to wear one.
Coronavirus blog: ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about navigating life during COVID-19 crisis
From calling her parents regularly to see how they're doing while isolated to settling into a routine at home with her husband and kids, ABC7 News Meteorologist Sandhya Patel is opening up about how she and her family are coping amid the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus blog: Reversing Course
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about Governor Newsom's recent announcement to rollback on reopening businesses and why she thinks it was necessary.
Coronavirus blog: COVID-19 Danger
"This pandemic has taken enough of a toll on all of us and I feel it's best to continue to do what we can to slow the spread of the virus."
Coronavirus blog: Graduations and future of education
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about how her family is celebrating graduations and shares some thoughts on the future of educaiton.
Coronavirus blog: Phasing back into new reality
"It has been over two months since the shelter in place went into effect and if you're going stir crazy, you're not alone! I think it's only human to feel this way so don't be too hard on yourself."
Coronavirus blog: Emotional roller coaster
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her mental health and what she's doing to cope.
Coronavirus blog: Thinking outside the box
ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel shares how her family is thinking outside of the box during the shelter-in-place and how that's helped them through the pandemic.
Coronavirus blog: Signs of a new normal emerging
"Let's continue to pull together a little longer and keep the social distance and safety going. We have come this far and are almost there!"
Coronavirus blog: Pulling out of the pandemic
Are you getting tired of being stuck at home? ABC7 Meteorologist Sandhya Patel opens up about what her family is doing to make sheltering in place more enjoyable.