Ukip councillor David Silvester was suspended after his comments about gay marriage earlier this month, but Mr Farage was quick to point out that such outlandishly extreme views are prevalent across the political spectrum when he presented the forecast on BBC1 show Sunday Politics.
Referring to comments made by Ukip member Godfrey Bloom last year, Farage kicked off with: ‘And now for the weather for all areas of the British Isles, but definitely not Bongo Bongo Land.’
He continued: ‘The old parties are attempting to cloud the political issues of the day by focussing on the views of Ukip members like him, even though he’d said a deluge of similar things before when he was a Tory councillor. How quickly some things change depending which way the wind blows.
‘Now if you look around the UK, you’ll see that there are outbreaks of barmy – sometimes extremist – views from people of all political persuasions.’
Mr Silvester referred to gay marriage as a ‘spiritual disease’ and said David Cameron’s legalisation of it was the cause of the flooding over the Christmas period.