Storm names

Storm Names for 2020-2021 Announced

Met Office and Met Éireann, along with partner KNMI, have revealed the list of storm names for 2020-21.

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. In 2019, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch national weather forecasting service, joined the collaboration.

Earlier this summer Met Office and Met Éireann received thousands of suggestions from the public after asking people to send in ideas for future storm names.  Working with Met Éireann and KNMI, the list for 2020-21 has been compiled from these suggestions, choosing some of the more popular names along with names that reflect the three nations diversity.

The full list of 2020-21 storms names can be found below - 

Storm names
Image credit: Met Office in partnership with Met Eireann and KNMI

To find out more about Name our Storms you can visit the Met Office Storm Centre website.


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