Hi. I am a meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, based in Doha, Qatar. Before that, I was with BBC Points West in Bristol, UK. All views expressed on this site are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employers, either past or present.
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Benjamin Franklin once said, "Whilst some people are weatherwise, most are otherwise." Hopefully, this site will help you become a little more weatherwise.Saturday 8th June
Just back from Iceland and Glasgow, so expect a mass of photos when I have a few minutes. Lots of puffins out there - Iceland not Glasgow, of course:
Puffins nesting on the cliffs in southern Iceland
Monday 3rd June
How do I put this? To borrow from the late Maggie T., 'We are a grandfather!' 8 pounds 14 ounces in old money. Bet that made my daughter's eyes water. Cute little-ish chap, isn't he:My first grandchild - Jensen John Harrison
Friday 31st May
We got back to the UK last week for a break. And just as the weather at home looked like bucking up, we head off towards the Arctic Circle and endure a week of driving rain and temperatures no better than 10C.
Still, when you go to a country called 'Iceland' you should know what to expect. But one advantage of being so far north, is that the jet stream is always bringing about dramatic changes in the weather:A classic rainbow in western Iceland
Honestly, if you don;t like the light conditions for a photograph, just give it 2 minutes and that will change - unfortunately, usually for the worse!
I'll update again if I can get an internet connection!
Saturday 18th May
Renu has been working at a private hospital here in Doha for almost a year. But she's had enough, and she is looking for another post out here. She'll really miss the staff at the paediatric depatment though, and they threw her a nice farewell party on Thursday:Renu's leaving do
I'm not the only one with a website now, the missus has one, too: www.doctorrenu.com
Saturday 11th May
Warming up here now but still very pleasant for a stroll in the evening:
Doha's West Bay
Thursday 25th April
Just been to a one of the international schools to talk to the children about weather and TV. 45 minutes with 40 five-year-olds from all over the world was enough for me. I don't know how the teachers do it!An enthusiastic audience
Wednesday 17th April
I've been neglecting the site recently. We had to rush back to the UK after Renu's brother-in-law died suddenly. Anyway, I'm back now, in time for some spectacular weather here in Doha.
One of Al Jazeera's cameramen, MubasherZaman lives in the same tower on The Pearl and he captured these shots of the lightning which lit up the city last night:
Lightining over Doha [Picture: Mubasher Zaman]
The wind really picked up and the visibility dropped dramatically, but it all blew over in an hour or so.
Friday 22nd March 2013
Another road trip. M ore in 'Life in Doha' but I love the road sign:
No more unusual than seeing a warning sign for tanks on Salisbury Plain!
Sunday 3rd February
A week's diving in the Maldives was just what was needed after the exertions in Dubai. I've placed a few fishy photos in Holiday Photos.
Creature from the deep
The weather was hot and sunny, of course. But what was surprising was the strength of the wind. The dive guides said it was the windiest for at least five years. It certainly made for some rather challenging diving at times!!!