Met Office and Met Éireann, along with new partner KNMI, have today revealed the list of storm names for 2019-20.
First introduced by the Met Office and Met Éireann (the meteorological service in the Republic of Ireland) in 2015, the Name our Storms campaign has helped raise awareness of the potential impacts of severe weather in Britain and Ireland before it hits. Now in its fifth year, Met Office and Met Éireann are joined by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch national weather forecasting service.
This week the Met Office is asking people to suggest names for next seasons storms. Over 10,000 names were received when ‘Name our Storms’ was first introduced in 2015 by the Met Office and Met Eireann, the national weather provider in the Republic of Ireland. Now coming into its fifth year, the Met Office is once again asking people to get involved by sending in suggestions for storm names.
How can you get your suggestions on the list?
Met Office and Met Éireann announce the storm names for the 2017-18 storm season.
The first storm of the year will be female and will be named ‘Aileen’ - the gender of the first storm alternates each year and follows Angus in the 2016-17 season.
The 2016-17 season saw five storms named - how many will there be this storm season?