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How Tropical Cyclone Are Named In India?

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posted Dec 11, 2016 by Atindra Kumar Nath

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Question is not correct, there is nothing called cyclone naming in India however we have something calling naming cyclone in North Indian Ocean between 45°E – 100°E. Here tropical cyclones are named by the India Meteorological Department (IMD/RSMC New Delhi), when they are judged to have intensified into a cyclonic storm with 3-minute sustained wind speeds of at least 34 kn (39 mph; 63 km/h).
There are eight lists of names which are used in sequence and are not rotated every few years, however, the names of significant tropical cyclones are retired. These names are provided by the Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
List of Northern Indian Ocean tropical cyclone names

   List Contributing nation
   Bangladesh   India   Maldives Myanmar Oman   Pakistan Sri Lanka  Thailand
1   Onil        Agni    Hibaru   Pyarr   Baaz   Fanoos   Mala       Mukda
2   Ogni        Akash   Gonu     Yemyin  Sidr   Nargis   Rashmi     Khai-Muk
3   Nisha       Bijli   Aila     Phyan   Ward   Laila    Bandu      Phet
4   Giri        Jal     Keila    Thane   Murjan Nilam    Viyaru     Phailin
5   Helen       Lehar   Madi     Nanauk  Hudhud Nilofar  Ashobaa    Komen
6   Chapala     Megh    Roanu    Kyant   Nada   Vardah   Maarutha   Mora
7   Ockhi       Sagar   Mekunu   Daye    Luban  Titli    Gaja       Phethai
8   Fani        Vayu    Hikaa    Kyarr   Maha   Bulbul   Pawan      Amphan

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answer Dec 15, 2016 by Salil Agrawal
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All tropical cyclones are given names only to provide easy communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts, cyclone watches and warnings. Since the storms can often last a week or longer and more than one can be occurring in the same basin at the same time, names can reduce the confusion about what storm is being described. -SOURCE

answer Dec 14, 2016 by Akhilesh Kumar Das
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