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Why do we name Storms?

We have had six named storms impact Ireland and the UK so far in the 2018-19 storm season.

  1. Ali 19 September 2018
  2. Bronagh 20 – 21 September 2018
  3. Callum 12 – 13 October 2018
  4. Diana 28 November 2018
  5. Deirdre 15 – 16 December 2018
  6. Erik 8 February 2019

But have you ever wondered why storms have names? Evelyn Cusack explains why Met Éireann & the UK Met Office make a list of storm names every year.

For more information on this season’s named storms and other recent major weather events visit our Meteorologist’s Commentary page.

 

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