Michael Fish presenting the 1987 BBC Weather programme
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Fish's denial of hurricane in 1987

It is 25 years since the October storm of 1987 which BBC weatherman Michael Fish famously dismissed.

It is 25 years since the devastating Great Storm of 1987, which BBC weatherman Michael Fish famously dismissed.

After explaining that a viewer had rung the BBC saying a hurricane was on the way, Fish famously assured people that there wasn't.

He was correct in one sense - it was not a hurricane as the storm had not originated in the tropics.

Here is his weather report from October 1987

  • 28 Oct
  • From the section UK