Hurricane Clodagh? Here's the list of names that will be given to future storms

Hurricane Clodagh? Here's the list of names that will be given to future storms
Storm Christine hits Lahinch in Co Clare in 2014. Photo: Sean Curtin

Watch out for storms Clodagh, Nigel and Wendy – among many others – after the public suggested names for those likely to affect Ireland the UK.

Last month, Met Éireann and the UK's Met Office announced a pilot project to name storms that may be blowing this way this autumn and winter.

They received thousands of responses by email and social media.

The winning names were: Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude, Henry, Imogen, Jake, Katie, Lawrence, Mary, Nigel, Orla, Phil, Rhonda, Steve, Tegan, Vernon and Wendy.

It is hoped that naming storms will help raise awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public.

A storm will be named when it is deemed to have the potential to cause a substantial impact in Ireland and/or the UK.

If a storm is the remnants of a tropical storm or hurricane that has moved across the Atlantic, the already established method of referring to it as, for example “Ex-hurricane X”, will continue.


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