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Geography Factsheet: 353. The Winter Storms of 2015-16: Causes and Impacts

  • Geography Factsheet: 353. The Winter Storms of 2015-16: Causes and Impacts

Geography Factsheet: 353. The Winter Storms of 2015-16: Causes and Impacts

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  • Code: GEA-FSPI-353
  • In September 2015, the UK Met Office, together with the Irish Met

    Office (Met Eireann), ran a pilot project giving names to storms that

    had the potential to affect the UK and/or Ireland during the autumn

    and winter of 2015-16 (Figure 1). The aim was to improve

    communication with the media, government agencies and the

    general public of approaching severe weather. Warnings would

    allow people to prepare for safety. However, it could not have been

    anticipated that the United Kingdom and Ireland would receive

    such a regular and frequent battering by storms (