Thanks to Nicola Nibiru Guntrip for the photo. Michael Fish presenting the weather more recently. Michael Fish: 'no one to blame' for Great Storm blunder Michael Fish has said no one was to blame for failing to predict the Great Storm of 1987 and warned that the error could happen again. The True Story About The 1987 Storm And The Infamous Forecast By Michael Fish Audio Only - Originally recorded in 2007. On Monday it will be 25 years since the October storm battered southern England, leaving 18 people dead and many more injured. TV weather presenter Michael Fish will long be remembered for telling viewers there would be no hurricane on the evening before the storm struck. He was unlucky, however, as he was talking about a different storm system over the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean that day. This storm, he said, would not reach the British Isles - and it didn't. For 24 years veteran weatherman Michael Fish has borne the brunt for famously telling the nation there was no hurricane in the offing, just hours before the Great Storm of 1987. The weather forecaster Michael Fish, whose forecast famously preceded the 1987 Great Storm, has travelled around the south of England meeting some of the people who were affected that day. Michael Fish: The Great Storm and Me will feature on Inside Out at 7.30pm on BBC One in the South and South West on Monday, October 16. The storm claimed 18 lives.
But hours later, there was devastation across the UK, as winds reached speeds of 115mph, with the South East worst hit.