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Seven weather presenter David Brown delivers forecast from memory after glitch

Channel Seven's David Brown certainly knows his weather.

Veteran weather presenter and meteorologist did the weather all from memory after a major technical glitch.
Veteran weather presenter and meteorologist did the weather all from memory after a major technical glitch. Photo: Seven

The veteran meteorologist, who has been delivering forecasts on Seven for 20 years, kept his cool on Wednesday when his weather map malfunctioned, leaving him hamstrung for the two-minute segment.

Brown, affectionately known as "Brownie", was nonplussed when he realised he was having a major technical malfunction on the live 6pm news.

Brown, who has been presenting the weather for twenty years, said he was off to buy a new clicker after the show.
Brown, who has been presenting the weather for twenty years, said he was off to buy a new clicker after the show. Photo: Seven

"Hello, my clicker's playing up. Oh well, it's that time of year," he said before launching straight back into the weather forecast.

Like Ten's Magdalena Roze, and Seven's Jane Bunn, Brown is a meteorologist as well as a presenter. 

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His training certainly paid off as he delivered statewide temperatures and rainfall stats in places as far flung as Wangaratta all from memory and with a sense of humour.

"For Victoria, if we had a map we could show you, but you'll just have to believe me," he laughed.

Wrapping up the flawless weather segment, Brown told his clearly-impressed colleague Seven News presenter Jennifer Keyte he was off to the shops.

"Jen, I'm going to get a new clicker."

"Well done Brownie, very nice work," Keyte said.

Technical malfunctions and human errors can either make or break news presenters, with beloved Nine presenter Peter Hitchener suffering a similar on-air disaster in August.

Hitchener was halfway through reading a story about a Dutch crane collapse when he started having an uncontrollable coughing fit.

Unable to continue as he wheezed through the broadcast, weather presenter Livinia Nixon quickly stepped up to the plate and delivered the rest of the news segment.

Brown was later praised on social media for his quick thinking.