Comments Made About David King

Prediction for our big day! – Despite the BBC's insistence that the 27th June was going to consist of heavy showers and thunder all day; I was so relieved to see that they were wrong, and if I'd had a thermometer I'm pretty sure it would have said 22 degrees at 4pm - just as you said! The weather was perfect, as was our day."

Jo and David's Wedding
Jo & David - David Woolfall Photography - 8/7/2014

It would be easy to write of Dave the Weather as a man with perhaps too much time of his hands. Or simply someone who reads too much into nature. So we put him to the test. We interviewed him several weeks ago for this article and asked him then what he forecast for Easter....... his results were surprisingly accurate."

Chris Murphy - Kent on Sunday 27/4/2014

Thank you for your e-mail, I have no doubt you are very sincere in what you say, however will you please leave the weather, to the experts, and stop writing such drivel." This was in answer to headline in Daily Star 6/4/2014 promising 6 weeks of glorious summer weather. I asked the author of the item for her source, but received no reply! However one of her editors, Robert Ross of Daily Star sent the above paraphrased missive.

Robert Ross - Daily Star, 6/4/2014

I have come across your name many times actually, My girl friend mentioned you to me some time ago knowing when she read an article about your amazing skills. I am a freelance photographer, I work for magazines and corporate clients shooting portraits. I would love to come and take portraits of you since you seem such a fascinating person and it would be a pleasure to meet you and take your portrait, to add to my portfolio on my website."

David Woolfall Photography - 30/1/2014

I am doing research into a BBC One Show series for April next year and hope to include your forecasting techniques - a film will be shot looking at non Met Office forecasters, it sounds like something that would interest you and I would like to discuss this more.

Bruno Rinvolucri - BBC Science - 5/8/2013

I am from The Big Issue and my editor has asked me to write an item about you and the weather predicting you do, how are your predictions coming true, and what have we ahead of us?"

Steven MacKenzie - Editorial team - The Big Issue. 23/29/7/2013

I am a freelance weather presenter for the BBC and am interested in your story, can we have a chat. Thanks Dave, good word (phenology) and we can definitely work together, I am doing a pilot for the One Show.

Georgina Burnett BBC Weather Georgina Burnett, BBC Freelance - 22/7/2013

BBC South East is very interested in producing a report about your ability to predict the weather. We would appreciate an hour of your time in the local countryside to hear how you do this.

Gabriella Barrett - Producer BBC SE 15/7/2013

I am contacting you from BBC World News, we would like to invite you to a TV discussion on Friday about your ways of predicting the weather."

Zarghuna Kargar - Producer BBC World News 15/7/2013

Forget the Met Office and just look at the swallows. An ex policeman tells how he may have the edge of predicting the weather."

Specialist item The Times - Lucy Bannerman -13/7/2013

Thank you so much for taking part in the show (The Paul Hudson Weather Show - Radio York), you were a complete star and if the opportunity arises to use you again I certainly will."

Andrew Barton - producer Radio York 4/4/2013

I am to the Meteorological world what the homeopathic doctors are to the medical profession."

The Weather Club magazine - Autumn 2012

Expert predicts we will return to drought and a long winter ahead, forecaster reveals how nature hints at future weather.

Sharan Marris - Edenbridge Courier - 7/9/2012.

David King is something of a phenomenon in the world of weather forecasting. Having spent the last 50 years watching signs of nature, he believes his cross-referencing system has now reached 90% accuracy rate - up to 9 months ahead."

Dr David Bramwell Radio 3, Ne're cast a clout. 4/9/2012

Repeated by popular request Radio 4, Pick of the week 10/9/2012.

Sara Jane Hall - BBC producer 10/9/2012

Former policeman David King, 72, also reckons London will swelter in the second week of the Olympics from August 6th. The respected amateur meteorologist, who uses phases of the moon and his observations of nature to make his predictions said, 'unfortunately this wet weather and cold easterly wind is going to stay with us to the end of June. The second week of the Olympics will be a scorcher."

Daily Mirror - 19/6/2012

Thank you for your letter of 8th April (2012), from which careful note has been taken of your comments regarding possible tidal issues on the Thames during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant."

Jennie Vine - Buckingham Palace - 24/4/2012

Some time since we last e-mailed but I wanted to say thank you for your help in forecasting the weather on 27th July this year (2012) for my son's wedding. Oh and by the way you dead on. 23°C cloudy bright little rain in the morning but nothing to speak of - got a bit sticky around 4pm. Incidentally the BBC were saying rain from 11am to 4pm how wrong can they be. Many thanks"

Karen Warren @ Warren Services .com - 10/9/2012

Another independent forecaster, David King, says he 'ducked out,'(of the BBC Radio 4 Weather Test) because the project became so 'factional' and because of reports that Mr Harrabin had taken money from green groups."

Robert Verkaik - Daily Mail - 12/2/2012

Meteorologists don't like David King - because he often proves them wrong."

' Sharan Marris - Edenbridge Courier - 17/2/2012

Come rain or shine, David's the weatherman you believe."

Sharon Marris - Edenbridge Courier - 11/11/2011

David King is no anorak, someone should give him a slot on TV."

Robert Butler - More Intelligent Life - 10/10/2011

How wonderful, it's nice to see such an informative website on weather, predictions and origins."

Michelle Main - Website inbox - 20/8/2013