Your next storm will be Atiyah.
Today, Met Éireann and the British Met Office announced the name of storms across the UK and Ireland for the upcoming year starting this winter.
This will be the fifth year in a row that the two weather forecasters have come together and run the Name Our Storms campaign which brings awareness to storms and their severe impact by making them more familiar with a name.
This year’s storms include the names Maura (nod to Love Island, perhaps), Piet and Olivia to name a few.
Speaking about the annual release of storm names, Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, said:
“The naming of storms by National Met Services as well as colour coding weather warnings provides a clear, authoritative and consistent message to the public and prompts people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or to their property.
“We are overwhelmed with the huge response to our public call for storm names – please don’t be too disappointed if your name hasn’t been used as you will get another chance next year.”
Is your name on the list?
Here are the storm names for 2019/2020
The alphabetical list of names skips Q, U, X, Y and Z to comply with international storm-naming conventions.