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Michael Fish MBE


Michael Fish is Britain's best-loved and longest-serving TV weatherman. Born in Eastbourne College, Fish joined the Met Office in November 1962 and began his broadcasting career 9 years later, when he started forecasting for BBC Radio. In January 1974, he became part of BBC Television's weather team and continued to present across all the BBC channels right up to 2004. He also appeared on BBC TV's Breakfast Time from 1985 to 1987 and on Breakfast News from 1991 to 2000.

His many appearances on television and radio shows include Tomorrow's World and the Sky at Night to Basil Brush and the Val Doonican Show. He has also been involved in the training of television weathermen in various African countries.

He has written numerous articles on travel and weather and acted as consultant for several meteorological books. In December 1996, Michael was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the City University in London and in August 1997 was granted the Freedom of the City of London. Having been nominated in 2003 he finally won the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Award of TV Weather Presenter of the year in 2004.

In 2004 Mike was made an MBE, an award of which he is very proud, in recognition of his long service forecasting weather for the British public.

Of course, Michael Fish is very famous for his report before the 1987 Hurricane. To read more about that, see the BBC weblink above!