Famous weather broadcaster Michael Fish has moved to reassure British Virgin Island residents that there isn’t going to be another hurricane hitting them.

However he did say that whilst there was no hurricane coming “it will be very windy in Barbados” He said “Earlier on this week, apparently, a woman rang the BBC on a satellite phone crying and said there was a hurricane on the way… well, if you’re watching, don’t worry, there isn’t!”

Speaking from “The Sunny View Retirement Home” Mr Fish said he had used all of his cutting edge Metrology equipment including “tea leaves, a garden sun dial and asking a woman in the Post Office.” 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. My understanding, and I’m happy to be corrected, is that that infamous forecast was not Michael Fish’s fault. The actual forecast had been prepared by another forecaster who, at the last minute, was unable for some reason to give it on air, so Michael Fish stood in for him and just took the forecast as correct.

  2. The problem as I understand was that they asked him if there was to be a hurricane, to which he replied ‘no’. The reason he said this is because you literally cannot have a hurricane on the eastern side of an ocean basin because of how they form and move from east to west. He wasn’t wrong to say there would be no hurricane, it was just a big storm. When the big storm came (that wasnt a hurricane) he got pelters for lying/being wrongg, poor sod!

    • It’s 30 years FFS give the bloke a break. I actually saw that weather report and remember sitting up in bed at 3am (on the day my first baby was due) thinking ah bollocks, if this isn’t a hurricane I don’t know what is. Please let me not go into labour today. (Which I didn’t, she made me wait another 5 days). X

    • It’s 30 years FFS give the bloke a break. I actually saw that weather report and remember sitting up in bed at 3am (on the day my first baby was due) thinking ah bollocks, if this isn’t a hurricane I don’t know what is. Please let me not go into labour today. (Which I didn’t, she made me wait another 5 days). X

    • It’s 30 years FFS give the bloke a break. I actually saw that weather report and remember sitting up in bed at 3am (on the day my first baby was due) thinking ah bollocks, if this isn’t a hurricane I don’t know what is. Please let me not go into labour today. (Which I didn’t, she made me wait another 5 days). X