Have your chance to name a UK or Irish storm

File photo: Winter storms worst on record

Don’t miss your chance to name a storm hitting Ireland or the UK. The Met office, and Met Eireann, have come together and developed a new and exciting scheme, that will give the public a chance to come up with new names for storms that will be hitting our shores. 

The Head of the Public Weather Service, Derrick Ryall, said: “The aim of this pilot is to provide a single authoritative naming system for the storms that affect UK and Ireland.”

For a storm to be given a name, it will need to be causing particularly immense winds across Ireland or the UK over the coming blustery months.

They plan to assemble all the suggestions that have been sent in through the public, organise then into a list, in an alphabetical system, where potential names sent in will then be taken and will be chosen for a storm. The names will be selected on an interchanging basis between male and female.

If you have any idea’s for what would make a good name for the next storm, then you can send in your ideas to the Met office’s twitter using #nameourstorms.

Alternatively you can post suggestions to their official Facebook page. Otherwise you could email the met office pressoffice@metoffice.gov.uk.

You can also send in suggestions into Met Éireann Facebook page or email Met Éireann customer.liaison@met.ie.



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