Metqa-Büro Names Upcoming Storms After Members of the Public

The Met Office announced that the coming British storms will be named after a self-confessed weather watcher, a “lightning-fast” goalkeeper and a daughter who “leaves a trail of devastation.”

The names were taken from more than 10,000 proposals submitted to the Met Office for the strongest weather systems for the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands over the next year.

The first storm this year, which will last from September 2021 to the end of August 2022, will be Arwen, a name believed to be of Welsh origin and made famous through JRR’s The Lord of the Rings books. Tolkien.

Kim, Logan, Robbie and Dudley are among the names chosen by the Met Office, along with the Met Eireann and the Dutch national weather forecast service, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

A Met Office spokesperson said Kim was nominated in recognition of a relative of “hiccups” and a recognized weather watcher, while Logan, a name of Scottish descent, was nominated by multiple parents and grandparents, including a grandson who was struck by Hurricane House. Someone else is “lightning fast” when playing goalkeeper.

Ruby makes the final cut after being nominated by a pet owner whose cat “comes and acts like a storm” and a father whose daughter “leaves a trail of devastation” when she walks into the house.

Dudley suggested seven other names beginning with the letter D to top a Twitter poll after being submitted by a couple who will share Dudley’s last name when they marry in 2022.

Other names on the list, which do not use names beginning with Q, U, X, Y, or Z, include Barra, Corrie, Eunice, Franklin, Gladys, Herman, Imani, Jack, Meabh, Nasim, Olwen, Pol., Sean , Tinky and Virgil and Williamian.

The storms’ name, now in their seventh year in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, is designed to raise awareness of the potential impact of severe weather and help people stay safe and protect themselves and their property. Before the storm hits

Severe floods in Germany in July killed at least 184 people
Belgium (pictured), the Netherlands and Luxembourg were also affected by the floods this summer.

Storms are given a title if they are expected to cause moderate or severe impact due to high winds, rain, or snow.

In the 2020-21 storm season, the UK was hit by five storms called the Met Office, the latest of which: Sturm everett It sweeps across the southern regions of England and Wales in late July, with gusts of wind and some steady rain, after the warmest July 5 in Britain’s history.

In Europe, heavy rains in July caused Severe floods in GermanyBelgium, Holland and Luxembourg.

The floods killed at least 184 people in Germany and 38 in Belgium and destroyed homes, roads, railways and shops.

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Will Lang, Chief of the National Weather Service for Severe Weather Warnings at the Met Office, said: “We are all familiar with some of the extreme weather conditions that Europe and the world have experienced in recent months, and we are working to utilize all the tools we have at our disposal to ensure that the public is aware of potential hazards. , and naming storms is just one way to do it. “

“Storms are not limited to national borders; it makes sense to give common names to such extreme weather events,” said Gerard van der Steenhoven, CEO of KNMI.

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