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Michael Fish Biography
Michael Fish (b. April 27, 1944) is a weather forecaster, most known for his BBC television weather presentations, although he actually is employed by the Met Office in London. Fish was born in Eastbourne.

He is the longest serving weather presenter on British television, taking up the role in 1974. In October 1987, he came under significant public criticism after one evening he said "a lady has rung in to ask if there is going to be a hurricane tonight... there is not!". That evening, the worst storm to hit Britain's South East since 1703 caused record damages and killed 16 people. However, the storm was not officially classed as a hurricane and the storm has been widely recognised as a freak incident that would have been impossible to predict.

Much like his colleague, John Kettley, Fish has obscurely featured in popular music - he appears prominently in The Prodigy's Weather Experience on their first album.

Fish was awarded the MBE in 2004 for services to broadcasting.
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