A powerful storm is heading to the UK threatening widespread disruption [Reuters]

The first named storm of the season, labelled Atiyah by Met Eireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, is expected to make landfall and move across the country during Sunday and Monday.

The UK’s Met Office, in collaboration with Met Eireann, began naming storms in October 2013 following a deadly storm in Europe that led to 17 deaths.

For the first time this year, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) is also participating, collaborating with determining the severity of the storms and the naming process.

The criteria used for naming storms is based on the National Severe Weather Warnings service and is based on a combination of both the impact the weather may

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