Hello and welcome to this extra blog on naming storms. Today the UK Met Office alongside Met Éireann and KNMI the Dutch Met Office. This covers the 2020 to 2021 season which runs from 1st September 2020 and ends on 31st August 2021.
Here is the names for 2020/21
Here is explainer about the process of naming storms, why storms are named. First is from Twitter with a short video and a longer version from the Facebook page.
and the Facebook video
Do you want to suggest a name for a storm?
Well this comes from the Met Office Storm Centre
Earlier this year the Met Office and Met Éireann asked people to send in their ideas for future storm names, receiving thousands of suggestions.
A new list of names will be compiled jointly between Met Éireann, the Met Office and KNMI (The Dutch national weather forecasting service).
The Met Office component will make use of suggestions submitted via social media and email, although everyone is welcome to suggest names for future consideration – email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-storm-centre/index
We wrote a blog on the 2019/20 named storm season which can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/07/14/met-office-named-storms/
Thanks for reading. I will keep you updated across the upcoming season about any named storms that occur and more importantly focusing on the ones that impact the Western Isles.