As cyclone Gaja is set to make landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry governments have put in place several measures to safeguard lives and property...
According to IMD (India Meteorological Department), the purpose of names was to make it easier for people to understand and remember the tropical cyclone in a region to facilitate disaster risk awareness, preparedness, management, and reduction.
The India Met Department (IMD) had officially stated that the deep depression 170 km to the south-east of Kanyakumari had intensified into a named cyclone, Ockhi.This cyclone was active towards the end of November 2017...
The name of severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', which has made landfall, hitting the coast 60 km from Chennai, has been given by Pakistan. 'Vardah' means 'red rose'.
Phailin is the Thai word for sapphire and according to the followed procedure of naming tropical cyclones over the north Indian Ocean, it was a turn of a name suggested by Thailand in the list of assigned names.
The name Laila which means dark-haired beauty or night in Persian was suggested by Pakistan to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) which is tasked by the World Meteorological Organisation to track and name cyclones in the northern Indian Ocean.
The name 'Nargis' means daffodil in Urdu for the cyclone was suggested by Pakistan to the India Meteorological Department, which is a Regional Specialised Meteorological Center recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation
The name of Cyclone Thane, which hit the eastern coast of India, was named by Myanmar.
Cyclone Mora, the recent most cyclone to hit Bangladesh was formed after heavy rains in Sri Lanka that caused floods and landslides got its name from Thailand. “Mora” is a Thai word, which means “star of the sea” or “sea star”.