…new obsession…Michael Fish…maybe I should start a whole fashion blog Tumblr just for him?…it’s all about those hand gestures…[collective] choreography time…he also really ought to be in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies as the one true representation of Englishness…Danny, i know you’re reading this…
Michael Fish MBE (born 27 April 1944 in Eastbourne, East Sussex) is a semi-retired British weather forecaster, best known for his BBC Weather television presentations, although he was actually employed by the Met Office.
He became infamous in the wake of the Great Storm of 1987; a few hours before the storm broke, on 15 October 1987, he said during a forecast: “Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way… well, if you’re watching, don’t worry, there isn’t!”. That evening, the worst storm to hit South East England since 1703 caused record damage and killed 18 people.
In reaction to the controversy, the term “Michael effect” has been coined, whereby British weathermen are now inclined to predict “a worst-case scenario in order to avoid being caught out”