Met Office 2022 storm names: these Scottish names appear with a Lord of the Rings favorite
More than 10,000 suggestions have been submitted to forecasters for classifying the strongest weather systems likely to strike the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands over the next twelve months.
The public submitted the names of friends, family, pets and places for review by the Met Office, its Irish counterpart Met Eireann and the Dutch national weather forecast service, the Royal Meteorological Institute of the Netherlands (KNMI).
Among those chosen was Logan, a name of Scottish origin who has been submitted by several parents and grandparents – including those of a boy who “runs through the house like a tornado” and one who is “as fast as the lightning ”when playing as a goalkeeper. .
The Scottish island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides was also on the list – perhaps in humorous reference to the climate there.
The first storm on the list, which runs from September 2021 to late August 2022, will be called Arwen, a name believed to be of Welsh origin and popularized by the Lord of the Rings books by JRR Tolkien.
Other names on the list – which don’t use names beginning with Q, U, X, Y, or Z – include Corrie, Dudley, Eunice, Franklin, Gladys, Herman, Imani, Jack, Kim, Meabh, Nasim, Olwen , Pol, Ruby, Sean, Tineke, Vergil and Willemien.
The Storm Denomination – now in its seventh year in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands – aims to raise awareness of the potential impact of severe weather events and to help people stay safe and secure. protect and their property before the storm arrives.
Storms will be named when they are known to cause medium or high impacts due to strong winds, rain or snow.
Will Lang, head of the National Severe Weather Warning Service at the Met Office, said: To make sure the public is aware of potential risks, and naming storms is just one way for us to do it.