In September every year, the list of storm names is released for the coming 12-months. 

These names are ordered alphabetically; for example, the first storm of the season will have a name beginning with A, the second with B, the third with C and so on. 

However, there are only 21 names on the list which ends at letter W, missing Q and U. 

The storm year runs from September to September, and only those with the potential to cause an amber or red alert are given a name. 

Here are all the names for the 2021/22 year ahead...

How are the storm names chosen?

More than 10,000 names were suggested by the public to the Met Office, with many proposals nods to family members who shared traits with storms: "whirlwind" relatives, a "quick as lightning" goalkeeper, a daughter "who leaves a trail of destruction", a cat "who comes in and acts like a strom". 

A couple of Scottish names have received recognition, including the isle of Barra and the name Logan. 

The Netherlands and Ireland share the list with the UK, meaning some Dutch and Irish names also feature. 

It marks seven years of naming storms, which aims to raise awareness of the potential impact of severe weather events and help people to stay safe and protect themselves and their property before the storm arrives.

What are the storm names for 2021/22?

Here are all the names for the 2021/22 season:

  • Arwen
  • Barra
  • Corrie
  • Dudley
  • Eunice
  • Franklin
  • Gladys
  • Herman
  • Imani
  • Jack
  • Kim
  • Logan
  • Méabh
  • Nasim
  • Olwen
  • Pól
  • Ruby
  • Sean
  • Tineke
  • Vergil
  • Willemien

Which storms have we seen so far?

So far only Storm Arwen has hit the UK this season, but the it didn't hit lightly. 

Arriving between Friday November 26 and Saturday November 27, Storm Arwen caused wide spread destruction, leading to deaths and leaving homes without power for over a week in some areas. 

Now, just over a week later, the second storm in the form of Barra is set to batter the country bringing strong winds and heavy snow