Meet Antoni, Ruadhán, Íde, Daisy and Wouter – and all the other names from this year’s storms

Ruadhán, Íde, Betty, Daisy, Glen and Mark are just some of the names of storms set to hit Ireland this year, European weather forecasters have revealed.

et Éireann joined forces with his colleagues in the UK and the Netherlands to create the list.

The full list is Antoni, Betty, Cillian, Daisy, Elliot, Fleur, Glen, Hendrika, Ide, Johanna, Khalid, Loes, Mark, Nelly, Owain, Priya, Ruadhán, Sam, Tobias, Val and Wouter.

Last year, storms Arwen and Eunice caused some serious damage in Ireland and the UK.

Met Éireann’s head of forecasts, Evelyn Cusack, said naming storms is a “very important tool”.

Ms Cusack said the new list of names will help Met Éireann “continue to mobilize everyone to ensure we are all working to minimize the impact of future events”.

“The annual unveiling of new storm names creates greater public awareness and, crucially, when a winter storm is named for its potential orange/red impact, it creates a more powerful public ‘call to action’ that helps protect lives and property to save,” she said.

“During past storms, the public has responded positively to expert advice.”

The head of forecasting at Dutch weather service KNMI said the chances are “very high” that severe storms will hit Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands.

Jan Rozema said: “News about severe weather is not confined to national borders so the message to residents of the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands will be greatly appreciated and understood if we share the same information, starting with the names of the storms.

“This year we had a good example: three named storms hit the Netherlands within a week.

“A rare red warning has been issued for Storm Eunice, one of the worst storms in fifty years.

“Storms Dudley and Franklin also brought significant weather impacts. It is a great privilege and benefit for us at KNMI to work closely with our colleagues from Ireland and the UK when communicating about storms.”

The head of situational awareness at the UK Met Office said naming storms helps raise awareness of severe weather.

Will Lang said: “We know from seven years of experience that naming storms works. We know that naming storms helps raise awareness and gives the public the information they need to stay safe during times of severe weather.” Meet Antoni, Ruadhán, Íde, Daisy and Wouter – and all the other names from this year’s storms

Fry Electronics Team

Fry is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button