I found this very informative article about why we name storms on the BBC News website and thought I would like to share it with you.
Dear Ben please feel free to use this plotted chart for your later broadcast, alternatively you could always print it out and put it on your mantle piece.
Storm Brendan is knocking seven bells out of the Western Isles at the moment…
Call it delusions of grandeur if you like, but sometimes I get the distinct impression that someone down in the forecasting office in Exeter does occasionally read some of the stuff I write on xmetman.
A few thoughts about low Fenja or should that be storm Brendan on Monday.
Thursday is shaping up to be an interesting day with all the NWP models at sixes and sevens about exactly what track low Clara is taking
We should really divorce the naming of storms from the warnings process.
Will this be storm Atiyah?
Low Arne is forecast to be a weather bomb with gusts to 70 mph but is not a named storm and thoughts about the logic behind impact based warning systems.
I completely missed the potential for gusts to 80 mph with Thursday’s low.
What’s so wrong with Albert or Arthur?
Have a guess, what happened 32 years ago today?