Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Weathermen, pah!

The torrential rain as forecast by the weathermen failed to materialise and combines have been moving today.

I tell you what, it’s a good job we don’t plan our lives around these weathermen muppets or we wouldn’t get anything done.

I blame Michael Fish. In 1987 he famously said: "Earlier on today a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you're watching love, don't worry, there isn't!".

Hours later the worst storm since 1703 hit Britain, flattened millions of trees and killed 18 people.

Ever since weather forecasters have been erring on the side of catastrophe just in case.