06/07/2012 01:10 EDT | Updated 08/07/2012 05:12 EDT

L.A. Lakers star Metta World Peace makes surprise weather forecast on CTV in BC

VANCOUVER - CTV viewers in lower mainland British Columbia may have been scratching their heads after an impromptu weather forecast courtesy of Metta World Peace.

The Los Angeles Lakers star, who changed his name from Ron Artest, made a surprise appearance on Wednesday night's broadcast as an "NBA weather specialist."

Metta fumbled through a map of Vancouver Island saying "Victoria, she sounds like she's hot, but she's actually cold, it's 14 degrees."

Wearing a cap and blazer, Metta moved up north on the map to Tofino where he seem amused by the name.

"A little tofu, I like tofu," he said.

It wasn't clear why Metta was in Vancouver but said he was happy to be there. However, it's unlikely he'll be visiting the northern tip of the island where he showed some concern for public safety.

"I'm assuming there's cougars and bears over there, so watch out, don't go over there. Stay away from there."