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UK Met Office asks people to send in their own suggestions for names for next season’s storms 

StormyMcStormface anyone? Met Office asks people to send in their own suggestions for names for next season’s storms

  • MET Office and Met Eireann have launched 2019/2020 name our storms scheme 
  • Members of the public can send through suggestions on social media or email
  • Popular names submitted include Stormy McStormface, Daniels and Gail

Members of the public are being asked to send in suggestions for names ahead of next season’s storms.

Now in it’s fifth year, the UK’s MET Office and Ireland’s Met Eireann are calling for people across the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands to send in name suggestions via social media and email.

The ‘name our storms’ scheme was first introduced by the organisations back in 2015 to raise awareness of severe weather with more than 10,000 name suggestions submitted. 

This year, the Met Office and Met Eireann have teamed up with Dutch national weather forecasting service KNMI in the scheme to come up with a new list of names for the 2019/2020 season, which will be announced in early September.

The UK’s MET office and Ireland’s Met Eireann have launched this year’s name our storm scheme where members of the public can send through suggestions for storm names ahead of the 2019/2020 season (Pictured: Storm Hannah battering The Blackpool North Shore)

In their tweet, The Met Office explained that storms are named 'to raise awareness of impacts of severe weather ' and to help 'keep people sage and prepared'

 In their tweet, The Met Office explained that storms are named ‘to raise awareness of impacts of severe weather ‘ and to help ‘keep people sage and prepared’ 

Derrick Ryall, from the Met Office, said: ‘In addition to Met Office weather warnings, the storm-naming scheme has been proved to raise awareness of severe weather in the UK, providing a consistent message to the public and crucially helping people to make better decisions so they can stay safe and thrive.’

As this year’s scheme launched, Stormy McStormface was quick to surface as a popular option, with the Met Office including it in a tweet inviting suggestions.

Name suggestions that have emerged on social media include Windy McWindface, Greta – after the 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, as well as Storm Zy – after rapper Stormzy.

Another name that has proven to be popular on Twitter has been Storm Daniels – in reference to adult actress Stormy Daniels. 

  

Stormy McStormface was quick to surface as a popular option, with the Met Office including it in a tweet inviting suggestions. Windy McWindface was another popular suggestion on Twitter

Stormy McStormface was quick to surface as a popular option, with the Met Office including it in a tweet inviting suggestions. Windy McWindface was another popular suggestion on Twitter

  

Other popular names included Storm Zy - after rapper Stormzy - and Stormy Daniels after the adult actress

Other popular names included Storm Zy – after rapper Stormzy – and Stormy Daniels after the adult actress

Another tweeted their suggestion of Greta - after the 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg

Another tweeted their suggestion of Greta – after the 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg

The most popular names selected are set to go through the alphabet, with alternate male and female names that reflect both the UK and Ireland

The most popular names selected are set to go through the alphabet, with alternate male and female names that reflect both the UK and Ireland 

Meanwhile the name Gail was popular name with many people after the Coronation Street character. 

The most popular names selected are set to go through the alphabet, with alternate male and female names that reflect both the UK and Ireland, and skipping Q, U, X, Y and Z to comply with international storm-naming conventions.

Storms are named when they are deemed to have the potential to cause a substantial impact in the UK and/or Ireland.

Storms are named when they are deemed to have the potential to cause a substantial impact in the UK and/or Ireland

Storms are named when they are deemed to have the potential to cause a substantial impact in the UK and/or Ireland

Meanwhile the name Gail was popular name with many people after the Coronation Street character

Meanwhile the name Gail was popular name with many people after the Coronation Street character

The last storm named was Hannah back in April, according to the MET office if another storm hits before the end of August it will have the name Idris

The last storm named was Hannah back in April, according to the MET office if another storm hits before the end of August it will have the name Idris

The last storm named was Hannah back in April, according to the MET office if another storm hits before the end of August it will have the name Idris. 

The first ever named storm under the scheme was Abigail, which hit parts of Scotland back in November 2015.

As the UK sweltered in record-breaking temperatures last week, there were calls to name heatwaves in the same way as storms to raise awareness of the dangers of extreme hot spells and help people take action to protect themselves.

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