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    weatherman

    Dear Forum Users,

    What is the most typical term used for the person who presents the weather news:

    weatherman/weather prophet/weather spy/?

    This time I am looking for terms in British English.

    Thank you very much.

    Csika

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    #2

    Re: weatherman

    I've heard "weather forecaster" on the BBC, and "weatherperson" on Sky News.
    In any case, "prophet" or "spy" are not used.

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    #3

    Re: weatherman

    In the States, it's weatherman, weatherperson, or more often, meteorologist.

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    #4

    Re: weatherman

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: weatherman

    I have to admit that "weather prophet" made me laugh out loud

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    #6

    Re: weatherman

    Weather forecaster is common in BrE. Weatherman and weathergirl were used, but you don't hear the latter used nowadays, and weatherperson hasn't replaced it.

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    #7

    Re: weatherman

    Ahh yes, I've heard weathergirl too (in AmE), but not so much anymore.

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    #8

    Re: weatherman

    I think many years ago, they had a pretty girl read the weather report prepared by others. These days, most television stations have their own meteorologist. In the commercials, you'll hear "coming up next, New 13 meteorlogist Sam Smith has the weekend weather forecast."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: weatherman

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I think many years ago, they had a pretty girl read the weather report ...
    Those were the days:

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    Re: weatherman

    I think most TV stations call them "meteorologists" but most people still call them "weathermen."

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