Storm Angus is on the way

Angus will be the first named storm of the season.
Angus will be the first named storm of the season.

Brace yourself for Angus, Barbara and Conor!

Met Éireann and the British Met Office have just released the names that will be given to Atlantic storms this winter.

This is the second year that the storms will be named and follows on from the success of last season.

The names were selected from thousands submitted by the public and will be used for the season that starts on October 1st and runs until September next year.

Last year a total 11 storms were named.

The aim is to raise awareness of severe weather with potential to cause substantial damage thereby ensuring greater safety of the public.

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

2017 will see systems named as follows:

Angus, Barbara, Conor, Doris, Ewan, Fleur, Gabriel, Holly, Ivor, Jacqui, Kamil, Louise, Malcolm, Natalie, Oisin, Penelope, Robert, Susan, Thomas, Valerie and Wilbert.

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