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01st Sep 2022

Fleur, Wouter and Nelly among the full list of storm names for Ireland in 2022/2023

Emily Mullen

You’ll probably be hearing about some of these over the next year.

Met Éireann, the UK Met Office and the Dutch National Weather Service (KNMI) have unveiled the list of names for the 2022/23 storm season.

The list features names chosen as part of the combined Name Our Storms scheme, which was developed to raise awareness of inclement weather prior to its arrival.

A storm is named by a National Met Service when Orange or Red level effects are forecast to impact over a wide land area.

These warnings could be for wind, rain or snow or a combination.

Orange or Red level gusts of wind can occur in exposed areas without the event being named.

Similar to previous years, each weather service has contributed names reflective of their nation and culture, mainly suggested by members of the public.

The full list for 2022/23 is:

  • Antoni
  • Betty
  • Cillian
  • Daisy
  • Elliot
  • Fleur
  • Glen
  • Hendrika
  • Íde
  • Johanna
  • Khalid
  • Loes
  • Mark
  • Nelly
  • Owain
  • Priya
  • Ruadhán
  • Sam
  • Tobias
  • Val
  • Wouter

Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting Division in Met Éireann, said she welcomes storm naming as a very important tool in National Met Services’ warnings arsenal.

‘The annual unveiling of the new storm names on 1 September creates greater public awareness and, crucially, during the winter when a storm is named for its potential Orange/Red impacts, it creates a more impactful public ‘call to action’ helping to save lives and property,” Cusack said.

“During past storms, the public have responded positively to the advice given by experts and this new roster of names will help us to continue to mobilise everyone to ensure we all work to minimise the effects of future events.”

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