The first named storm of the season will be 'Aileen' and follows on from Angus in 2016 and Abigail in 2015 and will hit parts of Britain tonight.
It is the third year that storms have been named in order to raise public awareness of severe weather.
A storm is given a name when it has the potential to cause 'medium' or 'high' impacts across the UK or Ireland. As well as wind, impacts from rain and snow are also considered in deciding if a storm should be named.
The 2016-17 season saw five named storms, starting with Angus in late November and ending with Ewan at the end of February.
The full list of the names is:
Storms are not named using the letters Q, U, X, Y or Z in line with the naming conventions for hurricanes in the US.