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Storm season Brace yourself for Arwen, Kim and Pól as this winter's storms are named

Are you a Dudley, Gladys, Jack, Kim or Pól? If so, Met Éireann has just named a storm after you

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Arwen will be the first storm to hit Ireland this winter, according to the new list of names released by Met Éireann for the 2021/2022 storm season.

Are you a Dudley, Gladys, Jack, Kim or Pól? If so, Met Éireann has just named a storm after you.

The list was compiled in collaboration with the UK Met Office and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).

The practice of naming storms was introduced by Met Éireann and the UK Met Office in 2015. They were joined by the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) in 2019.

Last year, Storm Aiden kicked off the storm season with wind warnings and gusts of up to 130kmh.

However, in the more immediate term, Met Éireann forecast a partly cloudy day today with sunny spells and highest temperatures of 15C to 19C.

The rest of the week will be mainly dry with a mix of cloud, light winds and clear spells with highest temperatures of 16C to 20C.

But summer is drawing to a close with wet weather set to return over the weekend.

"It will continue predominantly dry throughout much of the week with light winds and temperatures around average for the time of year, but wet weather looks set to return later in the weekend," a Met Éireann forecaster said.

Tomorrow will remain generally dry with isolated patches of drizzle.

Temperatures will reach 20C in places and be coolest along the east coast in light of occasionally moderate easterly breezes.

There is a chance of rain in Munster on Friday as a mix of cloud and clear spells arrives from the south-west.

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Temperatures will remain relatively good for this time of year with highs of 17C-20C.

The weekend will see sunny spells mixed with scattered showers on Saturday and clouds increasing from the south-west in the afternoon, with moderate blustery south-easterly winds..

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