As the former Senior Weatherman at the BBC Weather Centre, Bill retired from the Met Office in January 2000 after leading the team of Broadcast Meteorologists since 1983.
His career has taken him to Christmas Island to observe the immediate meteorological effects of the H-bomb tests. In Germany, he was an observer with the RAF and he has also 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 to become part of the team forecasting for BBC Radio.
He moved to television forecasting for BBC Television's forecasting team. He also presented The Weather Show, which provided an insight into the mysteries of forecasting and offered a glimpse behind the scenes at the kind of things that can go wrong.
Since his retirement, he has been a Director of Weather Index Ltd. He has now formed his own company The Weather People.