UK Storm Season 2015/16

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.

UK Storms 2015/16

A-Z of UK storm names 2015/16
NameDate namedDate of impact on UK and/or Ireland
Abigail10 November 201512 - 13 November 2015
Barney16 November 201517 - 18 November 2015
Clodagh (Clo-da)28 November 201529 November 2015
Desmond4 December 20155 - 6 December 2015
Eva22 December 201524 December 2015
Frank28 December 201529 - 30 December 2015
Gertrude28 January 201629 January 2016
Henry30 January 20161 - 2 February 2016
Imogen7 February 20168 February 2016
Jake1 March 20162 March 2016
Katie25 March 201627 - 28 March 2016
Lawrence
Mary
Nigel
Orla
Phil
Rhonda
Steve
Tegan
Vernon
Wendy

UK Storm names 2015/16

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How are storm names chosen?

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..

UK and US Storm names?

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

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