After A levels he joined the Met Office
as a weather observer in 1979 and spent the first 10 years of
his career at RAF Lyneham, Exeter Airport and RAF Honington.
During this time Richard gained further A levels and an HNC
in Maths and Physics.
This allowed him to gain a place on a forecasting course in
1990 and he then spent the next 10 years of his career as a
forecaster based at Bristol Weather Centre.
the finish line for the 2002 Bristol Half Marathon
the centre closed in 2000, Richard became permanently based
at the BBC.
He began his broadcasting career in 1994 and in addition to
three daily television forecasts on BBC Points West, he also
provides radio broadcasts for the BBC's local radio stations
and websites in the West.
Richard is a keen skier and enjoys travelling, having toured
Africa, S.E. Asia, South America and the United States in
He has also completed a degree in Environmental Sciences with
the Open University.
Much of his spare time is taken up with walking the Mendip
Hills with his Dalmatian, Poppy, although he can occasionally
be found pounding the roads, training for the Bristol Half
Marathon or his skiing trips.
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