Welcome to my website. I am a meteorologist with Al Jazeera English based in Doha, Qatar. Previously, for over 10 years, I was the regular weatherman on BBC Points West in Bristol, UK.
To see me 'on air' you can access Al Jazeera on: Digital 514, Freesat 203 or Freeview 89. There are pre-recorded forecasts throughout the day plus two live forecasts at 1125 and 1325GMT.
All views expressed on this website are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of Al Jazeera.
Tuesday 1oth December
The in-laws are over, Here they are celebrating 50 years of marriage with Renu:
Golden wedding celebrations
Saturday 23rd November
Everybody's posting 'selfies' these days. This is one of me with my Doha 10K medal. Only just scraped in under the 50 minute mark but my eye is on the Doha Marathon in January.
Only 10K but I look knackered - probably because I had to get up at 5am for a 7am start
Saturday 16th November
With the high temperatures out here, mirages are a common sight - or they would be if the roads weren't jammed all the time. We went on a road trip to the west coast yesterday and the roads were, for once, quiet. This gave us a long uninterrupted view along the shimmering road ahead:
A mirage in the road to Dukan
Thursday 14th November
I took this shot when we were doing the supermarket shopping. An impressive cumulonimbus extending to well over 35,000 feet. Little did I know at the time that it would spawn a big waterspout in the Arabian Gulf:
Towering CB clouds in the Arabian Gulf
Sunday 10th November
Fly-boarding championships on The Pearl. (No, I'd never heard of fly-boarding either.)
Must try this with the hoover one day
Monday 4th November
There was an annular and total eclipse yesterday. Here in Arabia we had a 70% partial eclipse during the late afternoon as the sun and moon were setting. This was the view from my balcony:
A partial eclipse in Doha
We also went to the Damien Hirst Relics Exhibition which is the largest exhibition of his work outside the UK. I know his work isn't to everyone's tastes, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. There's a lot more to his work than dead animals in formaldehyde and, like Banksy, he has a sense of humour about his work.
Damien Hirst shocks Doha
Saturday 25th October 2013
Driving out here has always been a somewhat hair-raising experience. But just recently it has become a bit of a nightmare. It seems that almost every road in the entire city is being dug up for major improvements. I'm not talking about a bit of road widening or a few speed bumps. No, whole roads are being diverted. One of the roundabouts I use is being removed for three LEVELS of traffic. Hopefully, all will be well for 2022 and the World Cup.
Almost every road is subject to major roadworks
Gratuitous grandchild shot. Jenson aged three and a half months
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Got an invite to a concert to promote Qatar-Ecuador relations last night. Very good. The Ecuadorians realise the importance of good relations with one of the world's richest countries.
Open-air concert promoting Ecuador
Saturday 19th October 2013
Fog rolls; fog rolls out. All while I'm waiting for my early morning coffee to brew:
0655 on the balcony
Didn't forget our 10th wedding anniversary:
A dozen red roses for my love. What a romantic. (Thankfully they were on offer.)
Friday 18th October 2013
Although the Richard Angwin Fan Club is still thriving in Porlock, Somerset, I'm somewhat concerned about the blatant attempt by one Alex Lovell to wrestle the title of Porlock Television Personality of the Year from my sweaty grasp.
Here is Points West's star helping them celebrate the International Ada Lovelace Day:
The annoyingly lovely Alex Lovell
Thursday 17th October 2013
Eid celebrations as seen from our balcony
Sunday 6th October 2013
BBC Symphony in action at Katara Theatre
The BBC Symphony Orchestra visited Qatar this week with Sir Andre Davis conducting. It was an evening of English music with works from Britten, Vaughn-Williams and Elgar. Very good, too. Made me homesick.
Saturday 28th September 2013
Just back from a rail trip from London to Venice and a week of cruising the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. More in "Holiday Album'.
The Norwegian Jade
Saturday 13th September 2013
Back in the UK with my daughters, their partners and my grandson, Jenson:
On the beach at Weston.