“Well it seems that we have a little problem…” said TEN’s Melbourne News co-host Mal Walden. “Actually they’ve lied to me, it’s a big problem. We’ve lost our weather man, due to the weather I think. So with what notes I have, which means I don’t have to make it up …well, not all of it anyway, we’ll proceed.”
With a very creative interpretation of the weather, Mal launched into reading the (very long) weather report, complete with gestures, including wetting his finger to test for wind, and motioning the wind moving from the northwest with a wave of his hand.
As he proceeded, Mal let in a few of his famous editorial comments.
“Sydney, where most of the executives seem to be based these days, 25 degrees…..the satellite sequence shows a complete, complex low pressure system….another cold front will be crossing Victoria on Thursday, maintaining a cold south westerly air flow into the next day, which I think should be Friday,” he said.
“And now let’s have a look at the 24hr rainfall chart to give you an idea of where the showers are expected around the nation. See it?”
As he was forced to read more intricate details about wind warnings, he couldn’t help but ask “we nearly there?”
More was to follow with temperatures. But it was the home stretch.
“…Tullamarine 8 – 15, Laverton 9 – 16 and I’m going to go home. Which camera? Goodnight.”
It wasn’t the first time he has been so entertaining with the weather report.
Very nearly a ‘phenomenonenon….’