Minor chronic irritation about umbrellas

I have a minor chronic irritation with anglo media here: the constant nagging about bringing an umbrella, as here in a Gazette headline. CBC Montreal’s radio folks are very prone to this too, always ordering us to bring an umbrella.

I understand what it’s shorthand for, but I don’t like the nannyish sound of the phrase. I don’t like umbrellas and don’t have one so please, tell me if it’s going to rain, but stop telling me what to do about it.