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UK Storm Season 2015/16

A summary of all the named storms from the 2015/16 storm season in the UK.

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
Name Date named Date of impact on UK and/or Ireland
Storm Abigail 10 November 2015 12 - 13 November 2015
Storm Barney 16 November 2015 17 - 18 November 2015
Storm Clodagh 28 November 2015 29 November 2015
Storm Desmond 4 December 2015 5 - 6 December 2015
Storm Eva 22 December 2015 24 December 2015
Storm Frank 28 December 2015 29 - 30 December 2015
Storm Gertrude 28 January 2016 29 January 2016
Storm Henry 30 January 2016 1 - 2 February 2016
Storm Imogen 7 February 2016 8 February 2016
Storm Jake 1 March 2016 2 March 2016
Storm Katie 25 March 2016 27 - 28 March 2016

UK Storm names 2015/16


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.