It is hoped that by naming storms, it will help raise awareness of severe weather.
Such an event could wreak havoc in today’s hi-tech world, researchers warn.
Republic of Ireland news
LIDL is to demolish a store in Dublin which was bulldozed and burgled during last week's snow storms.
But if it started somewhere else, we just get to call it ‘ex-hurricane X’ and names associated with loss of life elsewhere in the world, won’t be used.
A 37-YEAR-OLD man and his two children, who were hurt by lightning in Lisburn on Tuesday, are among the latest people to have been injured by freak storms.
AROUND £1.3m is to be spent on measures to prevent flooding - rather than compensation - after businesses and homes across the north were badly damaged by recent storms.
Northern Ireland news
A number of roads are closed this morning following overnight storms in the north.
PUPILS in counties Derry and Tyrone got an unexpected spring holiday yes
The next one’s going to be called Brian.
The Met Office is letting people help name storms which might hit the UK and Ireland this autumn and winter. What could possibly go wrong?