New storm names for 2021 have been announced by the Met Office – see the full list.
THE MET OFFICE has released the list of storm names for 2021/2022, so who made the cut?
The Met Office, along with the meteorological services in Ireland and the Netherlands, chooses the names for the 2021/2022 storm season every year. Storms are given names to alert the people to the possibility of severe weather before it occurs. Storm Evert, which hit the UK in late July and delivered severe winds and weather to various locations, including South West England, was the most recent storm to be named.
Every year, the Met Office, Met Éireann, and KNMI, the Netherlands’ national weather forecasting office, agree on storm names.
In recent months, the public has contributed over 10,000 recommendations to the Met Office for the 2021/2022 season.
The names have been revealed, and Arwen will be the first named storm of the 2021/2022 season.
JRR Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings books popularized the name, which is assumed to be of Welsh origin.
Kim, Logan, Ruby, and Dudley are just a few of the names suggested by the British public and chosen by the Met Office for a variety of reasons.
Kim was nominated because she has a “whirlwind” relative and is a self-proclaimed weather watcher, according to a Met Office official.
Several parents and grandparents suggested the name Logan, which is of Scottish origin, citing a grandchild who “runs through the house like a whirlwind” and another who is “as swift as lightning” when playing goalkeeper.
Ruby was chosen after a pet owner’s cat “comes in and acts like a hurricane” and a parent’s daughter “leaves a path of damage” when she enters the house nominated the name.
After being submitted by a couple who will share the last name of Dudley when they marry in 2022, the name Dudley topped a Twitter vote for names beginning with D.
To comply with worldwide storm naming conventions, names beginning with Q, U, X, Y, and Z are not included in the storm names list.
The following are the Met Office storm names for 2021/2022: