Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter has confirmed. Kirsty McCaskill said her father had been living with dementia for the past five years and passed away on Saturday. She described him as a “lovely man” who brought “sunshine to people’s lives”.
McCaskill, who retired in 1998, was recognised for his Scottish accent and known during his career for his exuberance and enthusiasm for anticyclones, warm fronts and isobars.
He became the most imitated BBC TV weather forecaster during his 20 years presenting weather for the corporation and even had his own Spitting Image puppet.