Full List Of 2018/19 Storm Names Announced

Met Éireann has announced the full list of storm names for the coming 2018/19 season.

In partnership with the UK Met Office, this is the fourth year both organisations have run the 'Name our Storms' scheme, aimed at raising awareness of severe weather before it hits.

This year the first storm will be 'male' and named Ali, while the second storm will be 'female' and named Bronagh, following the alternating male/female pattern established by the US National Hurricane Center in the 1970's.

Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, said: "The last 12 months have seen some extreme weather around the Globe as well as here at home. While it is too early to say whether the coming winter will be a stormy one or a quiet one we are prepared with a new set of 21 names for whatever nature may throw at us. Met Éireann is delighted to continue working with colleagues from the UK Met Office to warn of impending severe weather."

Derrick Ryall, Head of Public Weather Services at the Met Office, said: "Naming storms has been proved to raise awareness of severe weather in the UK and Ireland, providing a consistent message to the public and crucially prompting people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or to their property."

The full list of storm names for 2018/2019 is: Ali, Bronagh, Callum, Deirdre, Erik, Freya, Gareth, Hannah, Idris, Jane, Kevin, Lily, Max, Niamh, Oliver, Peggy, Ross, Saoirse, Tristan, Violet and Wyn.


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