Met Éireannn reveal 2020-21 storm names

Met Éireannn Reveal 2020-21 Storm Names Met Éireannn Reveal 2020-21 Storm Names
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Aiden will be the first storm to blow in across Ireland and the UK this winter, according to the new list of names for this year’s strongest weather systems.

Bella, Gavin, Julia, Minnie, Oscar, Ravi, Saidhbhin and Wilson are among the storm names for 2020-21 announced by Met Éireann, along with the UK Met Office and the Dutch national weather forecasting service, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

Now heading into its sixth year, the Name our Storms collaboration aims to raise awareness of the potential impact of severe weather before it arrives.

(PA Graphics)

The 2020-21 list has been compiled from names suggested by the public which reflect the diversity of the three countries.

Others on the list include Christoph, Darcy, Evert, Fleur, Heulwen, Iain, Klaas, Lilah, Naia, Phoebe, Tobias and Veronica.

From September 1st, the first storm to hit Ireland, the UK and/or the Netherlands will be named Aiden, while the second storm will be Bella.

Waves crash near the pier in Eastbourne in the UK in August. (Gareth Fuller/PA)

As in previous years, Q, U, X, Y and Z will not be used, to comply with international storm-naming conventions.


The announcement comes after a month of extreme weather in Ireland and the UK, which has included two named storms.

Tramore in Co Waterford. (Niall Carson/PA)

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, said: “This summer has closed with Storms Ellen and Francis bringing wet and windy weather to our shores.

“As we begin the new storm season for 2020-21, Met Éireann forecasters look forward to working in close co-operation with our colleagues in the UK and Netherlands by continuing to provide a clear and consistent message to the public, encouraging people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or to their property at times of severe weather.”

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