The UK Met office starting naming storms in 2015. They issue the names each September and the list runs from early September until late August in the following year. A storm is named when it has the potential to cause an amber or red warning.

To ensure consistency with the US National Hurricane Centre naming conventions, the Met Office do not include names which begin with the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z. For 2020/21 the names are:

Here’s the latest status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Named Storm Date Named Date Expected to Impact UK and / or Ireland
Aiden 30 September 2020 (named by Meteo France 02 – 04 October 2020
Bella 19 October 2020 (Named by AEMet) 21 October 2020
Christoph 30 October 2020  31 October 2020
Darcy     
Evert     
Fleur     
Gavin     
Heulwen     
Iain     
 Julia    
Klaas     
 Lilah    
Minne     
Naia     
Oscar     
Phoebe     
Ravi     
Saidhbhín     
Tobias