The storm names for this winter's storm season have been announced. The first storm of the year will be female and will be named ‘Aileen’.
The gender of the first storm alternates each year and, like in previous years, the letters Q; U; X; Y and Z will not be used to comply with international storm naming conventions.
Names this winter include Brian, Dylan, Georgina, Simon and Victor.
Gerald Fleming, Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, said "Last winter was a very quiet one weather-wise and we only worked our way through five named storms, from Angus to Ewan."
"While it is too early to say whether the coming winter will be a stormy one or a quiet one we are prepared with a whole new set of 21 names for whatever nature may throw at us."