I knew when Mr Fish got his gong from HM the Q on her birthday that this was the gentlest of hints-on your bike mate. So it has proved. Today is his last day with the Beeb and he had a final interview with John Humphreys on the Today Programme-a befitting curtain call on a long career-40 years in the Weather Centre. When asked by JH to give his final forecast-the weather this day he replied 'I haven't a clue' So what is new Mr Fish! Anyhow I hope we can expect a dramatic change for the good although Norn Ireland is painted red on the weather map as a scene of maximum disruption. Newcastle must be a gentle pink as the sea is flat and the wind if not Zephyr like in quality is nearer a breeze than the gale we have been promised. Again.
And it won't stop me from my first sally out on the Golf Course-Royal Co Down (PBUI)
Let the BBC itself have the last word on Mr
"Britain's longest-serving TV weatherman Michael Fish is retiring after charting more than 30 years of the nation's sunshine, showers and storms.
The moustachioed, bespectacled presenter admitted: "I'll be in tears later" as he prepared for his last stint as the BBC's most famous forecaster.
Fish revealed that he was hoping to cash in finally on the notorious gaffe for which he will always be remembered - his comments ahead of the Great Storm of 1987.
In the infamous broadcast, the weatherman declared: "Earlier on today apparently a lady rang the BBC and said she heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well, don't worry if you're watching, there isn't."
The next day Britain woke up to a trail of destruction left by the worst storm in 300 years."
I rest my case