Dr Michael Angus

Areas of expertise

  • Climate modes and large-scale climate variability
  • European windstorms
  • Climate risk
  • Statistical post-processing

Publications by Michael Angus

Current activities

Michael is currently working with the water sector, delivering statistical model-based forecasts relating water demand and weather data to help customers identify peak demand periods. He also helps to orchestrate the development and delivery of the “Assessing your climate risk – an introduction to climate data and reporting” training course, enabling external consultants and analysts to confidently use climate data to carry out climate change risk assessments. He is on a Met Office Academic Partnership Research Advisory Panel, working with colleagues at the University of Birmingham to develop research opportunities on the theme of hazard to decision making.

Career background

Michael received his PhD in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University in 2018, before going on to work as a postdoc with the University of Birmingham. He has tackled a wide range of climate related problems throughout his academic career, from working with East African climate scientists to answer why the rainy season has gotten drier to working with the insurance sector on weather hazards across both sides of the Atlantic. Michael is passionate about communicating science and has written articles for several publications.

Michael joined the Met Office in 2022 in the Industry Science and Consultancy team.