It’s the first British storm to bear a boy’s name - but it won’t be the last.
As Storm Barney sweeps in from the Atlantic, Met Office long-term weather trackers are already working on when Desmond will come calling (in the wake of Clodagh, of course).
As well as Barney and his predecessor Abigail, the following names have been chosen from future storms after suggestions from the public.
People can suggest storm names by tweeting to @metoffice using #nameourstorms followed by your suggestion. Or you can provide suggestions through the Met Office Facebook pages or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject name of ‘nameourstorms’ and the suggested name in the email.
Once the current A-Z list is completed and used, then the next list will start with a boy’s name beginning with A, a girl’s name beginning with B, etc.