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established in the year 1875, have the mandate to provide weather advisories to
the following 7 countries besides India:
- Thailand and
- Sri Lanka.
The numbers and technical names were given to the storms/cyclones had been difficult to
identify and the meteorologists started naming the storms/cyclones.
Initially, the names had been of males and then the storms/cyclones
had been named with ‘feminine’ names.
the meteorologists decided to identify storms using names
from a list arranged alphabetically.
The ‘Tropical cyclones’ in the ‘Bay of Bengal’ and the ‘Arabian Sea’
are being named since 2004.
‘the stock of the 64 names for the storms/Cyclones’ will be used in rotation, in cycles of 6 years each.
India has given by the following names for the Storms/Cyclones:
Bangladesh has given the following names for the Storms/Cyclones:
Maldives has given the following name for the storms/cyclones:
Myanmar has given the following names to the Storms/Cyclones:
Pakistan has given the following names to the Storms/Cyclones:
Thailand has given the following names to the Storms/Cyclones:
The recent Cyclone “Nilam” which crossed the land at Mahabalipuram
near Chennai has been named by Pakistan.
The more severe cyclone “Thane” which affected Tamilnadu and Pondicherry in December 2011 was named by Myanmar.