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Richard Angwin
Richard at the weather map
Richard presenting a particularly chilly forecast

Richard's interest in the weather began during geography lessons at grammar school.
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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.

Richard Angwin looking very pleased with himself
Crossing the finish line for the 2002 Bristol Half Marathon

When 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 recent years.

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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