AN AMAZING video shows a gardener using a leaf blower – as storm Ali rages around him with gusts of up to 70mph.
The worker, clad in high visibility clothing, was spotted by baffled office staff in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.
Despite the wind and rain blasting the city, the man sweeps his machine across the grass, appearing to hang on to his head covering at the same time.
Jaclyn Bryson, from Glasgow, filmed the clip from her office on Caledonian Road.
Jaclyn said her co-workers were “in stitches laughing” when they realised what he was doing.
Social media users were quick to comment on the post, dubbing the worker a “f****** idiot” and a “f***y”.
Posting the footage to Facebook, Jaclyn wrote: “Meanwhile in the Gorbals – Man out blowing leaves on windiest day of year.”
The 18-second-clip has already been viewed over 29,000 times since it was uploaded this afternoon (WED).
The footage begins with two workers wearing high-vis orange clothing beside a large patch of grass.
While on worker takes a lawn mower back to the pair’s van, it becomes clear the other worker is blowing away the extra grass cuttings – with a leaf blower.
Despite the brisk wind and rain showering down – leading the worker to hold his hood down with his hand – he continues to “blow” away the grass.
The gardener makes sure to blow left and right while he walks along a grass verge – before heading back to the van to join his colleague.
On social media, Marcus Bain said: “What a f****** idiot.”
David Lewis added: “These morons’ bosses need a reality check. Are you kidding me ffs? What is the point of this nonsense?”
Christopher Quinn joked: “Defo been told it’s no pay if he’s off scenario.”
Karen Omozik asked: “They having a laugh?”
Mark Davie wrote simply: “What a f***Y.”
Gusts in Glasgow are estimated to be between 60 and 75 mph, with gusts of 102.2mph recorded across the Tay Road Bridge.
Parents in Dumfries and Galloway were told children can’t walk home as the strong gusts surge across the country.
Dumfries and Galloway declared a major incident this afternoon, with teachers staying behind until 5pm to ensure students get home safe.