Alan Wilkie Death, Obituary – Distinguished Alan Wilkie, an Australian meteorologist and television presenter, has away at the age of 94. His death comes less than two months after that of his brother Ray Wilkie, who was also a former weatherman. According to Nine News, Mr. Wilkie “passed away peacefully” on Monday night surrounded by his three children, Andrew, Katrina, and Michelle. His passing was reported by the news outlet. Over the course of more than 25 years, he worked as a meteorologist for that network.
In the 1950s, Mr. Wilkie began his career as the ABC’s first weather presenter in Australia. In an interview with The Australian Women’s Weekly in 1977, he discussed his first time appearing on television. He stated that the only reason he applied for the position was because his current employer, the Bureau of Meteorology, demanded that he do so. He said that the experience changed his life. “It was during the very first week that television was on, and I came dangerously close to passing out. I was shaking so badly from fear. “I don’t remember a single thing I said, but it must have been okay,” he remarked.
“I don’t remember a single thing I said.” After serving as the weather presenter for the ABC from 1956 until 1960, Mr. Wilkie subsequently took a hiatus from the television industry. In 1986, he returned to the television screens of Australians when he began working for Channel 7, and around nine years later, he moved on to work for Channel 9. Over the course of more than 25 years, he gave presentations there. Mr. Wilkie expressed his astonishment at the fact that people still recognized him in the profile article that was written about him in 1977, shortly after he had joined Channel 9 and twenty years after he had first appeared on television.
“They seem to know all about me, they even recognise my voice,” he said. Following that, he worked for the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne while completing a post-graduate programme in meteorology there. In 1977, Alan expressed his surprise to The Australian Women’s Weekly by saying, “I’m amazed even after all this time, that people recognize me.” “They appear to know everything there is to know about me, and they can even recognize my voice.” He continued: ‘I don’t take myself seriously as a television personality but I do take the weather seriously.’