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The Met Office has released the next load of storm names for 2021/22 Bath City News

The Met Office took advantage of the first day of the meteorological fall to reveal the names of this season’s storms.

Each year, the authority in partnership with Met √Čireann in Ireland and KNMI in the Netherlands, asks people to name the names of the storms.

The list comes as tropical storms could hit the southwest later in September and thunderstorms are expected this weekend.

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The Common Name Initiative was introduced seven years ago to raise awareness of any severe weather conditions that are potentially damaging, disruptive or life threatening.

More than 10,000 names have been submitted for review for this year’s list, with people submitting the names of their friends, family and pets, reports WalesOnline.

This year the list begins with a name of Welsh origin – Arwen – which means “noble maiden” and is also the name of the Elven Princess in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.

This year the list is:

A – Arwen

B – Barra


D – Dudley

E – Eunice


G – Gladys

H – Herman

I – Imani

J – Jacques

L – Kim

L – Logan

M – Meabh

N – Nasim

O – Olwen

P – Pol

R – Ruby



V – Vergil

W – Willemien

While the public has a say in naming storms, weather services have the final say.

So while some names are chosen for lighter reasons, the naming criteria should also consider whether there has ever been a serious storm of the same name and whether the name has been used by another storm naming group.

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There are some restrictions, however, and the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are not used for storm names in accordance with international conventions.

Another thing to note is that a number of European countries – including France, Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Denmark also name higher impact storms.

This means that if a storm that takes its origin and is named in another country reaches Great Britain, Ireland or the Netherlands, it retains its original name.

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This notice was published: 2021-09-01 17:01:00

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