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IrelandStorm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests

09:10  06 september  2019
09:10  06 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The United Kingdom's Met Office, in collaboration with its Irish counterpart Met Éireann and, since 2019, its Dutch counterpart the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, decided to introduce a storm naming system following the St Jude's day storm on 27–28 October 2013 which caused 17

Met Eireann , the UK Met Office and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute named the storms , which will retain their titles as they move across global waters. Evert, Heulwen, Klaas, Minne, Naia and Ravi are among some of the more unusual names of the list of storms .

Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests © Collins Waves on the Great South Wall, Dublin (Stock)

Storm Maura is to batter Ireland this winter - but it has nothing to do with our stunning new Love Island celeb.

Longford’s Maura Higgins was lauded for her bolshie behaviour on the dating show - and may well have been weather chiefs’ inspiration for a real-life storm about to hit our shores.

‘Atiyah’ will be the first winter tempest to strike as Met Eireann and the Met Office in the UK named the dreadful weather we must brace ourselves for in the coming months.

Ciara, Francis and Willow are also on the list.

This is the fifth year that the Met Office and Met Eireann have run the ‘Name our Storms’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of severe weather before it hits.

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Atiyah 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. Also on the list of storm names for 2019-20 announced by Met Éireann and the British Met Office are Brendan, Ciara, Francis, Gerda, Maura

Atiyah will be the first storm to blow in across the UK and Ireland this winter , according to the new list of names for this year’s strongest weather Also on the list of storm names for 2019-20 announced by the Met Office and Met Eireann on Friday are Ciara, Francis, Gerda, Maura , Noah, Piet, Samir

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Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests
Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests

This year they have been joined by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch national weather forecasting service.

Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack said: “The naming of storms by National Met Services as well as colour coding weather warnings provides a clear, authoritative and consistent message to the public and prompts people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or to their property.

“We are overwhelmed with the huge response to our public call for storm names - please don’t be too disappointed if your name hasn’t been used as you will get another chance next year.”

Other names that made the cut this year are Gerda, Noah, Piet, Samir, while Olivia was chosen as it was the most popular girls’ name in the UK for the third year in a row.

Storm Maura to batter Ireland this winter as Met Eireann reveal names of tempests © Maura Higgins/Instagram

The alphabetical list of names skips Q, U, X, Y and Z to comply with international storm-naming conventions.

Gerard van der Steenhoven, director general at the KNMI, added: “We are looking forward to working closely with the UK Met Office and Met Eireann.

“Storms are not confined to national borders, so it makes sense to give common names to such extreme weather events.

“As many people are travelling - sometimes on a daily basis - between our countries, the use of common names will make it a lot easier for them to appreciate the hazards represented by a large storm system.”

The season’s names have been compiled from a list of submissions by the public, choosing some of the most popular names and also selecting those which reflect the diversity of the three nations.

The full list of storm names for 2019-20 is: Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara, Dennis, Ellen, Francis, Gerda, Hugh, Iris, Jan, Kitty, Liam, Maura, Noah, Olivia, Piet, Roisin, Samir, Tara, Vince and Willow.

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