List of Names of Storms/Cyclones in Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean

Indian Meteorological Department (of the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences) /IMD,

established in the year 1875, have the mandate to provide weather advisories to

the following 7 countries besides India:

  1. Bangladesh,
  2. Maldives,
  3. Myanmar, 
  4. Oman,
  5. Pakistan, 
  6. Thailand and
  7. Sri Lanka.
In the beginning the Storms had not been named.

The numbers and technical names given to the storms/cyclones had been difficult to
identify and the meterologists started naming the storms/cyclones.

And the storms/cyclones had been  named arbitrarily.
Initially, the names had been of males and then the storms/cyclones
had been named with ‘feminine’ names.
In order to have an organised and efficient naming system,
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 above 8 countries including India would choose 8 names each and

‘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:
1.    Agni,
2.    Akash,
3.    Bijli,
4.    Jal,
5.    Lehar,
6.    Megh,
7.    Sagar,
8.    Vayu

Bangladesh has given the following  names for the Strorms/Cyclones:
1.    Onil,
2.    Ogni,
3.    Nisha,
4.    Giri

 Maldives has given the following name for the storms/cyclones:
1.    Goni

Myanmar has given the following names to the Storms/Cyclones:
1.    Pyarr
2.    Phyan,
3.    Thane

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Oman has given the following names to the Strorms/Cyclones:
1.    Baaz,
2.    Sidr,
3.    Murjan


Pakistan has given the following names to the Strorms/Cyclones:
1.    Fanoos,
2.    Nargis,
3.    Laila,
4.    Nilam,
5.    Nilofar

Sri Lanka has given the following names to the Strorms/Cyclones:
1.    Mala,
2.    Rashmi,
3.    Bandu,
4.    Priya


Thailand has given the following  names to the Storms/Cyclones:
1.    Mukda,
2.    Phet.

The recent Cyclone “Nilam” which crossed the land at Mahabalipuram
near Chennai has been named by Paksitan.

The more severe cyclone “Thane” which affected Tamilnadu and Pondicherry
 in December 2011 was named by Myanmar.

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