Bill Foggitt 

Bill Foggitt (1913-2004) was born in Thirsk, North Yorkshire and used Mother nature to forecast the weather. He was asked to do a nightly spot on Yorkshire Television in 1980 to forecast the weather at one point competing with the Met Office to see who could be more accurate; men and machines or man and Mother nature.

Why not look him up on the internet! I'm sure you'll find his story fascinating while at the same time learn a bit more about the weather!