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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# storm names

This year
Kathleen, Fergus and Jocelyn: Names of storms for upcoming season released
This is the fifth year that the Irish, Dutch, and British meteorological services have collaborated on the list.
Last year
Ruadhán, Wouter and Daisy: Names of upcoming winter storms announced
Meteorologists say naming storms helps provide authoritative messaging during severe weather.
All time
Met Éireann objected to Dave over Diarmuid as part of storm names poll
Internal records detail how there was healthy debate over what names to include.
Kim, Pól and Seán: Names of future winter storms announced
The Storm Names partnership raises awareness of the impact of severe weather.
Saidhbhín, Christoph and Phoebe: Names of 2020-2021 storms announced
The naming of storms has been shown to raise awareness of severe weather and help people stay safe.
Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia: This is how hurricanes are named
The practice of assigning names to storms began in the 1950s.
Aileen, Brian, Caroline, Dylan: Met Éireann has released its list of names for the winter storms
Did your name make the list?
Met Éireann complaint says calling storms after Christian names is 'very unfair'
Over a 10 month period, Met Éireann received 112 complaints from members of the public.
Wind warnings extended to entire country as Storm Abigail sweeps in
Some “damaging gusts” should be expected.
Barney, Clodagh and Wilbert - here's what we'll be calling storms from now on
Members of the public got to choose the names.
'Storm Enda' won't be knocking over bins and upturning sheds this winter
We won’t be getting a ‘Storm Michael’ either.