Storm names for 2022/23 revealed – with Cillian, Khalid, Priya and Betty among the latest picks | UK News
The storm names for the 2022/23 season have been revealed by the Met Office.
The convention started in 2015 and normally runs from the start of autumn to late August the following year.
The names are compiled by the UK’s Met Office, Ireland’s forecaster Met Eireann, and the Netherlands’ KNMI.
A number of this year’s names came via the public, who can put forward suggestions, with Betty receiving 12,000 votes on Twitter to make the final list.
Storms are named when they have the potential to cause an amber or red warning.
The Met Office’s Will Lang, head of situational awareness, said the system has been shown to raise public awareness of bad weather.
“We know from seven years of doing this that naming storms works,” he said.
“Last year, Storms Arwen and Eunice brought some severe impacts to the UK and we know that naming storms helps to raise awareness and give the public the information they need to stay safe in times of severe weather.”
This season’s storm names are:
Antoni, Betty, Cillian, Daisy, Elliot, Fleur, Glen, Hendrika, Ide, Johanna, Khalid, Loes, Mark, Nelly, Owain, Priya, Ruadhan, Sam, Tobias, Val, and Wouter.