Bill Giles

Bill Giles

Bill Giles (born 1939 in Dittisham, near Dartmouth, Devon, England) is a former British weather forecaster and television presenter.

He first became interested in meteorology whilst at school in Crediton and joined the Met Office in January 1957 on leaving Bristol College of Science and Technology. From 1961 to 1963 he was based in Germany as an observer with the RAF and between 1968 and 1970 worked as a lecturer at the Met Office's training college.

His broadcasting career began in 1972 when he transferred to the London Weather Centre. In 1980 promotion took him back to Bracknell where he worked in public relations but after a few years he returned to lead BBC Television's Met Office forecasting team, on the retirement of Jack Scott.

In 1999, he was accused of bullying weathermen/women at the Weather Centre. Although at first found guilty by the Met Office, Bill was cleared of all wrongdoing on appeal.

Bill retired as from the Met Office in January 2000 after leading the team of Broadcast Meteorologists since 1983.

External links

* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/bbcweather/forecasters/billgiles.shtml BBC biography]
* [http://www.billgiles.co.uk/ Bill Giles's website] .
* [http://www.billgiles.co.uk/Press%20101199.htm Bill Giles comments on his appeal against the Met Office's findings]


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