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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Who has given Cyclone names

How did Cyclone Nisha get its name? The naming convention for cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean started in 2004 when the India Meteorological Department (IMD) released a list of names that would serve as a unique identifier in issuing forecasts and warnings.

Officials at the Regional Meteorological Centre in Chennai said the IMD got a list of name suggestions from seven countries —Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Thailand and Sri Lanka —as it provides weather advisories to these nations. The name ‘Nisha’ was submitted by Bangladesh. Cyclone Nargis, which caused devastation in Myanmar, was a name drawn from the list of suggestions from Pakistan. The names enable weather forecasters to eliminate confusion over several systems that may form at the same time.

Cyclone names are chosen from the place where they start. Each year, the names of particularly destructive storms are retired and new names are chosen to take their place.

The convention of naming cyclones dates back to the early 20th century when an Australian forecaster named major storms after politicians he disliked.

While the US weather office started giving names to cyclones in 1953, the trend began in the sub-continent in 2004.

Check out the list of the Cyclones names around the world -

I guess when it comes to Names, i guess right person to ask is Shakespeare who asked everyone "What's in a Name"

News : It seems Cyclone Nisha is goin to shore itself soon, so no problem from Cyclone Nisha, she just came to warn you to take care of your place. That's all :-)

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