Dr Mumbo

The mysterious case of the vanishing Nine News weather

From the department of “you only had one job” comes a mysterious broadcast from Nine News Sydney.

Sunday night’s bulletin came to an abrupt – and strange – end.

Newsreader Peter Overton told his 281,000 viewers that Amber Sherlock, who some may remember from the Jacketgate saga, would be unable to tell them whether to bring a brolly to work.

Overton told viewers: “Unfortunately we’ve had some major technical problems, so Amber won’t be able to bring you the weather tonight.”

Which did seem a little mysterious given that Sherlock – wearing the same purple Overton had chosen for his tie, as it happens – had moments before the commercial break offered viewers a summary.

Amber Sherlock: No weather

And as the program went off air, viewers were for a fraction of a second shown a wider shot of the studio, which showed Sherlock ready in her usual place at the weather screen.

Sherlock, right: Seen, but not heard

Nine declined to talk about what went wrong, telling Dr Mumbo: “Last night’s bulletin experience technical difficulties which meant we were unable to present the weather”.


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