Names for the upcoming 2022/23 storm
The names for the upcoming 2022/23 storm season have been officially published by the Met Office, in cooperation with Met Éireann and KNMI.
Three storms, Antoni, Betty and Cillian will be the first of this year’s storms.
Storm names according to the Met Office, Met Éireann and KNMI.
Storm Eunice is the strongest hurricane to hit England.
The storm naming project began eight years ago to raise awareness and inform the public of upcoming storms.
The names for the next storm season in 2022/23 are: Antoni, Betty, Cillian (also Killian), Daisy, Elliot, Fleur, Glen Hendrika, Ida, Johanna, Khalid, Loes (also Loess), Mark Nelly.
Antoni will be the first storm of the new and it will be named for when systems are forecast to cause medium and high impacts in Ireland, the Netherlands, or the United Kingdom.
Systems that produce strong winds, rain, and snow will also be considered in the process of naming storms.
The names submitted to The Met Office come from the public, rather than a specific list.
Public votes have decided the name of each letter. As of now, over 12,000 votes have been cast to decide the name for B.
Some of KNMI’s names are named after influential Dutch scientists, and some of Met Éireann’s names are named after influential Irish scientists.
The forecast states that Storms Arwen and Eunice caused some severe impacts.
Previous storms have had their names labeled and now the public knows what type of storm it is sooner, as well as how to stay safe.
Ninety-nine percent of the public within the red warning area of Storm Eunice that received notifications were aware of the alerts, and ninety-one percent took protective measures.
Will Lang said, “Naming storms has been a way that we’ve communicated with the public in order to keep them informed and knowing when they need to be more cautious.
Recent storms have demonstrated our need to continue communicating with the public on severe weather conditions.”
Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting Division in Met Éireann, welcomes storm naming as the most useful tool in National Met Services’ warnings arsenal.
She says, “The annual unveiling of the new storm names on 1 September creates great media and public interest.
More importantly though, during the winter when a storm is named for potential Orange/Red impacts, it creates a great media and public ‘call to action,’ helping save lives and property.”
Storms Dudley, Franklin and Eunice had caused significant damage in the Netherlands.
These storms were rare and named storms, with the most recent being Eunice, who brought these powerful winds that resulted in a red warning to be issued.
KNMI was working closely with Ireland in order to share this information as well so that the public could be warned of dangerous weather.
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More storms are being named when they could have a “medium” or “high” impact in one of the partner countries, so that users have consistent, authoritative sources in times of severe weather.
The Red warning area in the England-Wales region found 95% of residents to be “satisfied” with the storm that hit on 18 February, while truck traffic was reduced by 21%.
If a different storm-naming group such as the US National Hurricane Center names a storm impacting the UK, they will use that given name. It is also referred to as an ex-hurricane.
Storms name in full 2022/23