In Ireland our weathermen and women are pretty average. The best known are the ‘winking weatherman’, Gerald Fleming on RTE and ‘Jack the Lad’ housewives favourite, Martin King.

Over in the UK a weatherman has been making headlines as he was caught giving the news presenters ‘the finger’ live on air.

Meteorologist Tomasz Schafernaker was clearly irked as news presenter Simon McCoy said that his weather forecast would be “100% accurate and provide all the detail you could possibly want“. Watch as he ‘flicks the bird’ and then tries to cover up what he’d done by smoothly scratching his chin!


The BBC have publicly apologised for the weatherman’s conduct.