September 2015 saw the launch of a collaboration between the Met Office and Met Éireann to name wind storms forecast to impact the UK and the Republic or Ireland.
The first named storm was Storm Abigail which moved across the UK on the 12 -13 November. 11 storms were named in total over the 15/16 season and you can find summaries of the storms in the links below.
Following the success of the campaign, the pilot has been extended into a second year and you can find out more information at the UK Storm Centre.
|Name||Date named||Date of impact on UK and/or Ireland|
|Abigail||10 November 2015||12 - 13 November 2015|
|Barney||16 November 2015||17 - 18 November 2015|
|Clodagh (Clo-da)||28 November 2015||29 November 2015|
|Desmond||4 December 2015||5 - 6 December 2015|
|Eva||22 December 2015||24 December 2015|
|Frank||28 December 2015||29 - 30 December 2015|
|Gertrude||28 January 2016||29 January 2016|
|Henry||30 January 2016||1 - 2 February 2016|
|Imogen||7 February 2016||8 February 2016|
|Jake||1 March 2016||2 March 2016|
|Katie||25 March 2016||27 - 28 March 2016|
In September 2015 we began our Name Our Storms campaign and asked the public to send in their suggestions for names.
The list announced in October was a combination of suggestions from Met Éireann and the most popular of the thousands of suggestions we received from the public..
To avoid any confusion over naming, if a storm is the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane that has moved across the Atlantic, the well established method of referring to it as, e.g. 'Ex-hurricane X' will continue.
We will only use names that have been officially designated by the National Weather Service in the US.
Last updated: 19 September 2016