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What are the storm names for 2020 UK?

By: Monika AggarwalUpdated: March 01, 2021

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Full list of 2020 storm names
  • A – Atiyah (December 8-9, 2019)
  • B – Brendan (January 13-14, 2020)
  • C – Ciara (February 8-9, 2020)
  • D – Dennis (February 15-16, 2020)
  • E - Ellen.
  • F - Francis.
  • G - Gerda.
  • H - Hugh.

Herein, what storms have we had in 2020?

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  • 3.1 Ex-Hurricane Lorenzo.
  • 3.2 Storm Amélie.
  • 3.3 Storm Bernardo.
  • 3.4 Storm Cecilia.
  • 3.5 Storm Atiyah.
  • 3.6 Storm Daniel.
  • 3.7 Storm Elsa.
  • 3.8 Storm Fabien.

One may also ask, is there a hurricane coming to the UK?

Currently over the Atlantic, the 160mph Hurricane Lorenzo is set to arrive in the UK towards the middle-part of the week. By the time it arrives in the UK it won't be a hurricane anymore - having weakened to a large storm but it will bring wind and rain.

What storm is hitting the UK?

Flood-hit communities are bracing for further damage, with Storm Jorge forecast to bring heavy rain and strong winds across the UK over the weekend. Parts of Wales and northern England could see between 50 to 80mm of rain on Friday as the storm hits the UK, the Met Office warned.

How do they choose storm names UK?

The criteria we use for naming storms is based on our National Severe Weather Warnings service. This is based on a combination of both the impact the weather may have, and the likelihood of those impacts occurring. A storm will be named when it has the potential to cause an amber or red warning.

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What are the next storm names?

The names announced for the coming year are:
  • Atiyah, Brendan, Ciara, Dennis.
  • Ellen, Francis, Gerda, Hugh.
  • Iris, Jan, Kitty, Liam.
  • Maura, Noah, Olivia, Piet.
  • Róisín, Samir, Tara, Vince, Willow.

What big storm is coming?

Major storm sweeps across US. The storm that triggered the deadly California mudslides is now racing across the country, bringing with it a new round of dangerous winter weather.

What are this years storm names?

What are 2019-2020's storm names?
  • Atiyah.
  • Brendan.
  • Ciara.
  • Dennis.
  • Ellen.
  • Francis.
  • Gerda.
  • Hugh.

How do they pick storm names?

How are storms named? The names alternate between male and female and run from A-Z in the alphabet. However, in line with the US National Hurricane Centre, storms aren't called names beginning with Q, U, X, Y and Z due to the low number of names that begin with these letters. The 2019-2020 storm season has 21 names.

How do they come up with storm names?

Lots of storms start off in the US before crossing Atlantic towards the UK. To avoid any confusion, they keep the name they were given by the National Weather Service in the US. A storm will be named when it has the potential to cause an amber 'be prepared' or red 'take action' warning.

Where will storm Dennis hit UK?

Wales, the Southwest, Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire are in line to get the worst of the weather. Storm Dennis is brewing and ready to smash ashore and every part of the country will feel its effects. Just a week after floods and transit chaos caused by Storm Ciara.

What was the last storm called UK?

The last big storm in the UK was storm Hannah in April 2019, which left tens of thousands of people without power after high winds.

Why is the weather so bad in the UK at the moment?

And, like much of Welsh weather, the reason behind the unsettled weather is all because of what's happening with the jet stream over the Atlantic. The Met Office said that at the moment the stream has formed what's called an "omega block".