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These names will have the extreme weather events for 2021-’22: Athena, Diomedes, Zephyrus and the others

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Extreme weather naming process, which will affect the Eastern Mediterranean, for the period October 2021- September 2022, will be launched on October 1, 2021, by Cyprus, Greece and Israel, within the framework of the Tripartite Their cooperation.

A statement from the Meteorological Service stated that the process is being launched through the Meteorological Services of the three countries and in the context of the resolutions of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the European body coordinating technical issues of the network of National Meteorological Services. .

As mentioned, the list of names selected and to be used in alphabetical order was compiled jointly between the services reflecting the language idiom of the three countries. The names for the period 2021-22 are: Athina, Ballos, Carmel, Diomedes, Elpis, Filippos, Genesis, Helios, Irit, Kalypso, Lavi, Meliti, Nikias, Ora, Paris, Raphael, Semeli, Thomas, Urania, Vion, Xenios, Yasmin, Zefyros.

The attribution of a name to a severe weather phenomenon will be decided by representatives of the Meteorological Services during weekly (or more frequent whenever necessary) meetings, according to the announcement.


During these, it is added, all available information from numerical weather models and observation data will be used to assess the evolution of the weather phenomenon.

“The aim of this action is to raise public awareness through the media and to assist national emergency services in reporting on severe weather events that are likely to have multiple effects, thus ensuring the protection of human lives and of property “, it is noted in the announcement.


Source: politis.com.cy

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