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You can help Name our Storms.

FROM Ali and Callum to Bronagh and Deirdre - we're getting used to UK storms being named.

But now the Met Office is giving the public the chance to choose what storms for next season will be called.

More than 10,000 names were received when the Met Office and Met Eireann first launched the joint "Name our Storms" initiative in 2015. Coming into its fifth year, the Met Office is once again asking people to get involved by sending in suggestions for storm names for 2019/20 - one for each letter of the Naming storms is meant to raise awareness of severe conditions before they hit to make sure people are prepared and stay safe.

The names alternate between male and female - a pattern established by the US National Hurricane Center in the 1970s.

The Met Office will be opening up their social media channels and inviting people to send in suggestions this week with instructions to be released on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. People can also send their suggestions via email to

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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