Ireland’s weather has a reputation for being a bit wicked at times and a weatherman for TV3’s Ireland AM morning show learned that first-hand.
Deric Hartigan was outside the studio promoting the weather forecast later in the show when a major gust of wind grabbed hold of his umbrella and nearly blew him over.
The shock caused Hatigan to let out a yell as he was whisked off camera.
Hartigan’s misfortune left his in-studio colleagues in hysterics.
“He’s OK,” one anchor laughingly reassured viewers.
Once he recovered, Hartigan was seen holding his ravaged umbrella, which the wind had turned inside out and ripped from its ribbing.
For those interested, the weather in Dublin on Friday was warm and partly cloudy with winds gusting up to 30 km/h.