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Storm Jorge III

Photo: Storm Jorge III

After Storm Dennis I was expecting the next named storm to be ‘Ellen’, following the storm naming system arranged in collaboration by the UK’s Met Office, Met √Čireann, and KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). However, this particular storm was named first by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, and the convention is that other national meteorological services follow the same name to avoid confusion.

If another storm this season needs to be named by the Met Office, Met √Čireann, or KNMI, it will be named Storm Ellen.

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