The UK Met Office have been giving storms names since 2014.The UK Met Office have been giving storms names since 2014.
The UK Met Office have been giving storms names since 2014. | Getty Images

Storm Names 2024: These are all 21 names chosen this year - including Hamish

As Scotland recovers from the worst of Storm Isha, we look at the other names that will be bringing wind, rain and snow in the months to come.

The tradition of naming storms is nothing new in the United States, where it's been done since 1953, but it's only lately caught on in the UK.

It wasn’t until 2014 that the Met Office opted to start issuing male and female names to confirmed storms in a bid to help raise awareness and inform the public of the risks of upcoming bad weather.

Each year, they team up with Ireland's Met Éireann and Holland's KNMI weather service to select each years’ list of names from suggestions submitted by the public.

They are assigned in alphabetical order, but there are no names starting with the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z - meaning there are a total of 21 names picked each year.

Here are all the names for this year. Let's hope we don't make it all the way to Walid...