Presidential Address: Weather forecasting: Magic, art, science and hypnosis
Previous Presidents have established a tradition of selecting for their address a topic closely related to their particular involvement in meteorology. In my case the topic is weather forecasting, a subject with which I have been closely associated for over 35 years. It is not unique to spend so long professionally forecasting the weather. From the ranks of those who have retired from the New Zealand Meteorological Service, there are a number who have been involved in this way. Some of those currently employed in the forecasting service appear likely to do likewise, and I believe that there will be many more after them.