THIS YEARS WINTER STORM NAMES HAVE BEEN REVEALED - DID YOU MAKE THE LIST?
Met Eireann and the Met Office have revealed their Winter Storm names for 2017-2018 this morning at 12:01am 12th September Wednesday 2018.
The names are chosen by duty forecasters in Met Eireann and in the Met Office.
The criteria for a storm being named are: "A wind storm with potential for significant land-based impact has been forecast.
"A severe wind event giving rise to status Orange or status Red weather warnings.
The full list of Winter Storm names 2018-2019 are:
"Consideration will also be given to rain and snow events."
The list alternates between the genders and this order will change each year.
The letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are not used to comply with international storm naming conventions.
The system is a good way to highlight weather conditions.
This year was another successful pilot of the storm naming project and it’s great to be now making it operational.
Naming storms has been proved to raise awareness of severe weather in Ireland and the UK, crucially prompting people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or their property.
Here's a reminder of the named storms from the 2017-2018 storm season.
Aileen Sept 12-13
Ophelia Oct 16-17
Brian Oct 21
Caroline Dec 7
Dylan Dec 30-31
Eleanor Jan 2-3
Fionn Jan 16
Georgina Jan 24
Emma Mar 1
Hector June 13-14
Kenneth from the Donegal Weather Channel