Richard Angwin

Richard Angwin maybe the newest recruit to the weather team, but he has been in the weather business for more than 30 years.

Born in Cornwall, England, Richard joined the Met Office in 1979. He spent the next ten years on weather observing duties at military and civil aviation bases across southern England. After completing an Open University Earth Science degree and Met Office courses, he became a forecaster in 1990, based in Bristol. There he produced forecasts for hot-air ballooning, construction and even pigeon racing.

In 2000 he became the face of weather for BBC West and a decade of television weather forecasting saw him present weather whilst wing-walking on an aeroplane, grassboarding and juggling. Richard is delighted to have joined Al Jazeera and be reunited with Steff Gaulter, with whom he worked at the Met Office.


Summer 'shamal' disturbs life in the Gulf states

Strong wind from the north brings dust, damage and big seas to the region.

Latin America

What caused Colombia’s deadly downpours?

What caused Colombia’s deadly downpours? Al Jazeera's weather presenter Richard Angwin explains what caused the downpours and if the situation is likely to improve in the coming days.


Kalboishakis storms a threat to South Asia

Severe storms, known as Kalboishakis, bring lightning, flooding and even tornadoes to parts of India and Bangladesh.


Flooding and thunderstorms hit Arabian Peninsula

Gulf region and Arab Peninsula hit by severe and spectacular late season thunderstorms.


Baking Alaska: A regional example of global warming

US’ most northerly state has seen scorching temperatures in recent days.


Cyclone Winston's strength 'partly due to El Nino'

Other atmospheric conditions have also contributed to formation of Category 5 cyclone.


Stormy weather batters Western European coastlines

Mountainous seas have pounded coastal communities.


Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts end of US winter

As much of the United States continues to battle effects of winter storms, one famous rodent says spring is here.


Sydney hit by second day of storms

Severe weather continues to cause disruption in the city.


Western Australia is braced for Storm Stan

Expected to be the first named storm of the season, tropical cyclone Stan is heading towards Port Hedland.


Millions of Americans brace for blizzard

A rare snowstorm is expected to shut down much of northeastern US and disrupt the lives of 60m Americans.


Japan hit by heavy snow flurries

Winter storm brings major disruptions to the north of the country with as much as 83cm of snowfall.