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Cloud over Byrne's future

WIN TV weatherman Peter Byrne with his award after an on-air rant on Monday night about southern media.
WIN TV weatherman Peter Byrne with his award after an on-air rant on Monday night about southern media. Sharyn Oneill Roksweather

STORM clouds linger over the future of veteran Rockhampton TV weatherman Peter Byrne who has hinted he may not have a job at WIN much longer.

His comments yesterday also cast a shadow over the immediate future of the Rockhampton station.

Mr Byrne, affectionately known as Byrnsey, spoke to The Morning Bulletin to clear the air after he stormed out of WIN on Tuesday following a disagreement with someone at WIN over comments he made during his on-air weather briefing on Monday.

Yesterday he said management wasn't happy, but it was reconciled and he would be back for "a little while later."

"Given the short, I won't have a job here. That's about all I can say."

On Monday, Byrne delivered a scathing attack on his southern media colleagues for sensationalising weather reports.

His outburst made national news and his colleagues yesterday presented him with the Storm in a Teacup Award - a Melbourne Storm player in a teacup. However, his comments about southern media continued.

"I wish they would be responsible and accurate in their reporting and forget the sensationalism," he said.

"Do they know where Queensland is and do they have any idea of the damage associated with 100km an hour winds?"

The weatherman is a sight to see as he reports directly to his tens of thousands of loyal viewers.

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