Everyone loves a good pun.
This kind of cunning word play has been a comedy cornerstone for an eternity. Seriously, even Egyptian hieroglyphs and the Romans used them.
However, it’s taken centuries for the true pun master to emerge. A pun Jedi, if you will. Her name is Sian Welby and she’s a weather reporter for 5 News.
Sian is a dab hand at packing her forecasts with funny puns riffing on everything from Ghostbusters to Harry Potter and Star Wars. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these five weather reports below to see just why Sian is a sensational punster.
“Clouds will stay puft today so in the heavy downpours of rain don’t cross the streams or rivers unless it’s safe to do so as there could be some local flooding on the roads. If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who you gonna call? The Met Office.”
Batman v Superman
“You’ll need X-ray vision to see through the fogs in some parts this morning. Even a touch of frost in the Smallvillagers, so it’s Harley a Quinncidence the temperatures will be Lois in the north and west. But Lex have a look at how things progress this afternoon…”
“Well, it’s another unusually mild day today with a Leia of cloud covering the UK, but if you Luke father west you will be seeing a glimmer of sunshine, if you’re wookiee. However, there will be a fairly light breeze, the force is strong though for northern Scotland and then tonight the weather strikes back…”
— Capital London (@CapitalLondon) June 7, 2016
“Want sunshine? Well you’ll be Rowling in it this week. Time to Quidditch that winter coat. However, with all that heat it doesn’t take a philosopher to predict a few showers will Slytherin. Among Fluffy clouds, we will see some Sirus Black clouds coming in, perhaps even some Cumulus Nimbus 2000 foot above us so hurry up, get your umbrellas, you don’t want to be caught out.”
Back to the Future
“You don’t need to be Einstein to work out that more low pressure tonight means more unsettled conditions and Great Scott it’s going to be a chilly start tomorrow morning. You’ll want that central heating turned up to 1.21 gigawatts at least.”