Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Steve Ramsdale said: “Uncertainty remains high in the intensity of these systems at this point, but we are confident in the change to a spell of much windier weather. Tropical Storm Eta formed in the central Caribbean on Saturday, becoming the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Here's a list of this season's potential storms. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has tied a record for the most number of storms in a season following the formation of Eta this weekend. Vince 21. Storm Dennis also brought heavy winds to the UK, and was named on February 11, 2020, with impact on the UK and Ireland recorded as February 15 to 16. Naming progresses through the year with names assigned in alphabetical order. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Big waves crash into the Monkey Hut at the Portreath seafront in Cornwall as Storm Alex arrived, Early morning sea swimmers brave Storm Alex as rain and wind battered the South West of England, Storm Dennis left areas flooded including Crickhowell, Wales, Torrential rain as floods hit large parts of UK as sodden virtual London marathon goes ahead, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Jorge (February 27, 2020 - named by AEMet). 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on November 30, but it is likely there will be no more deadly Atlantic storms in 2020. We’re moving into the Greek alphabet to name tropical storms the remainder of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season in the wake of Tropical Storm Wildfred’s development far out in the Atlantic. Vicky 21. Names from those storms are retired. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Liam 13. Save 84% off the newsstand price! Nana 15. Storm Atiyah was named on December 6, 2019, with the Met Office listing its date of impact on the UK and/or Ireland as December 8 to 9. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. Hanna 9. The storm names for 2019/2020 are as follows: See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a record 30 named storms, and 12 of those hit the U.S. coastline. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters predict 14 to 20 tropical storms, seven to 11 hurricanes, and four to six major hurricanes, according to AccuWeather. The researchers even suggested that changing a hurricane's name from Charley to Eloise could triple the number of fatalities. The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadlyor costly that the future use of its name o… A total of 21 names were chosen by Met Office and Met Eireann – whittled down from a total of more than 10,000 suggestions submitted by the public. Save 84% off the newsstand price! Paulette 17. … newspaper archive. Including Eta, we've seen 28 named storms … Wilfred Track hurricanes in real-time here. 2020 hurricane season had unprecedented 30 named storms This hurricane season had an unprecedented 30 named storms, including 13 hurricanes. Tropical Storm Wilfred is the last named storm of the 2020 season using the English alphabet. STORM CIARA and Storm Dennis have already wreaked havoc across the UK this month as the Met Office named the third and fourth storm of the … At a Glance. The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2019 list will be used again in 2025. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Storm Jorge hit the UK and Ireland on February 28 to March 1. For the 2019/2020 storm season the Met Office and Met Éireann asked for suggestions from the public on which names should be used this year. If there are more than 21 named storms in a given year, the Greek alphabet is used for subsequent storms. Scientists knew 2020 was going to be an active tropical storm and hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. For the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters predict 14 to 20 tropical storms, seven to 11 hurricanes, and four to six major hurricanes, according to AccuWeather. The Met Office state the process of naming storms “should aid the communication of approaching severe weather through media partners and other government agencies”. This is to ensure consistency for official storm naming in the North Atlantic - to reduce confusion for fellow weather experts, sea captains and pilots. Of the 13 hurricanes, six were major storms of … The 2020 … The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. ", Cleaner says you shouldn't use bleach in bathrooms & washing up liquid is best, A fake Xmas tree & tinsel is 'common' - here's how to get the decor 'right', Love Island's Jess Hayes devastated as she loses baby at 19 weeks, Olly Murs devastated as Mark Wright bans him from his house at Christmas, Proud ‘catfishes’ show off transformations which have men drooling- then fleeing, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. “Tropical air associated with a decayed tropical cyclone is being drawn towards the UK, and the marked contrast between this warm and moist air with normal North Atlantic airmasses can lead to a very vigorous system.”, READ MORE: UK storm warning: Tornado threat as hurricane-force winds lash Britain. Did your name make the list? Satellite images of storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean. Storm Ciara caused widespread travel chaos, and was named on February 5 before impacting the UK and Ireland on February 8 to 9. Ellen 6. The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Theta early on Tuesday, pushing the 2020 hurricane season to a record-breaking 29 named storms… Since December 2019, five storms have hit the UK so far. Five named storms formed in July for only the second time on record. A total of 31 tropical and subtropical depressions, 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes, and 6 major hurricanes have formed throughout the season. The UK is currently the grip of Storm Alex (formerly called Aiden), according to the Met Office. We’re now running out of names on the official list, so what happens next? Gerda 8. If there are more than 21 named storms in a given year, the Greek alphabet is used for subsequent storms. There are six lists of names for Atlantic and Pacific storms. Sally 19. We’re now running out of names on the official list, so what happens next? Since December 2019, five storms have hit the UK so far. Scientists knew 2020 was going to be an active tropical storm and hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. Names are assigned to storms in alphabetical order as the storms occur.In other words… Atlantic Pronunciation Guide (PDF) Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originatedby the National Hurricane Center. Satellite images of storms forming in the Atlantic Ocean. One or more weak named storms, perhaps staying out to sea, are still likely to form before the end of the year, but these are … Iris 10. Marco 14. The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2019 list will be used again in 2025. Given 2020’s hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season, we’ve already run out of traditional hurricane names! The second storm is given the name that begins with a "B." Storms 2020: What storms have hit the UK this year? The Met Office chooses the names but it asks for members of the public to help by making suggestions every year. This is despite Aiden being the first on a new list of names for storms in 2020/21 - but it will be the next to hit our shores. How does the Met Office name storms? DON'T MISS: Storm Ellen tracker: Where is Storm Ellen NOW? And with high chances of more storms coming over the next few months, Storms Bella, Christoph, Darcy and Evert could pay Brits a wet and windy visit. This is despite Aiden being the first on a new list of names for storms in 2020/21 - but it will be the next to hit our shores. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Omar 16. Since Name our Storms first launched in 2015 we have issued a new list of names each September. Atiyah 2. Latest maps, charts, UK storm warning: Rare Atlantic front to unleash ferocious 70mph winds, Weather near me this weekend: Hottest regions MAPPED, China devastation: Mudslides ravage Chinese province - 10,000 trapped, BBC Weather: Atlantic storms threaten summer heat ahead of Storm Kyle. Dennis 5. Roisin 18. These names were recycled from the 2014 season. Hurricane season is officially here, and if 2020 wasn't already pummeling us enough, it's expected to be a busy year for storms in the Atlantic. The start of September 2019 marked the beginning of a new storm season and the Met Office and Met Eireann selected 21 names. Incredibly, the 2014 study added that the more feminine the name, the more people a storm is likely to kill. The names are a mix of British, Irish and Dutch monikers. In the Parsi language, the name 'Nivar' means light. Storms 2020: Storm Dennis caused devastation in some parts of the UK earlier this year, UK weather warning: Charts turn PURPLE as powerful Storm Ellen hits, Storm UK warning: 70mph winds to BATTER Britain as Storm Ellen arrives, Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: 3 days of gales as storms to hit, Met Office warnings: 70mph winds to batter UK coast as Storm Kyle hits, UK storm warning: 'Explosive' Storm Kyle to hit UK with 70mph winds, NASA satellite images capture stunning video of huge solar flare, UK storm warning: Tornado threat as hurricane-force winds lash Britain, Storm Ellen tracker: Where is Storm Ellen NOW? Laura 13. But why does the Met Office name the storms that batter the UK? Jan 11. Arthur 2. Next up in 2020: hurricanes named using the Greek alphabet. Tara 20. The 2020 hurricane season, which brought destructive storms from Central America to the Gulf Coast of the United States and beyond, has proved to be one for the record books. United Kingdom UK Storms 2019 - 2020 Chronology Timeline of all named storms during the winter showing dates name and areas affected Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. However, Storm Jorge was not named by the Met Office and Met Éireann, as the storm was actually named by Spanish meteorological service AEMet. Throughout 2020, 124 tropical cyclones have formed in bodies of water known as tropical cyclone basins.Of these, 95, including two subtropical cyclones in the South Atlantic Ocean and a tropical-like cyclone in the Mediterranean Sea, have been named by various weather agencies when they attained maximum sustained winds of 35 knots (65 km/h, 40 mph).