How cyclones are named ex. Phailin? Have you ever wondered?

Today , Super Cyclone Phailin has just hit Indian Eastern Coast in Orrissa, Andra Pradesh and other coastal areas… I was reading news all the time about the cyclone.  I wondered how cyclones are named.. and when did this start? I still know there was one cyclone named “Katrina” hit America and there was one “tsunami” in Orrisa couple of years.. ago.. But today I think I am having enough time to think about this 🙂

So finally I did small research on

How Cyclones are Named?

but why searching this here is an answer

Why Cyclones are named like Words Katrina / Phailin / Jal ?

The practice of naming storms (tropical cyclones) began years ago in order to help in the quick identification of storms in warning messages because names are presumed to be far easier to remember than numbers and technical terms.

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/www/tcp/Storm-naming.html

Now ,

How Cyclones are Named & how cyclone naming works?

After tried various techniques .. meteorologists  finally agreed to use one common naming system which is like predeclared alphabetically sorted names for cyclone.. And usually names are given by the group of countries which are connected to same Ocean..

Cyclone Phailin is named by Thailand .. ( Northern Indian Ocean Names Group) Bangladesh
India,Maldives,Myanmar , Oman, Pakistan Sri Lanka.

Here is a table from http://www.wmo.int For upcoming cyclone names in Indian Ocean..

Northern Indian Ocean Names (as of 2010)

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

My Given Website has history of cyclone naming conventions , why and how it started .. and name for next upcoming cyclones ..  there is specific sequence they have to maintain while deciding it..I am not going deep in to that.. All I wanted to know Who decide Cyclone names and how cyclone name works.. I got that part 🙂 rest of the science I will leave for Meteorologists.. 🙂

Lets Hope , Phalin will slowdown very soon and we will suffer very less casuality.. I am not praying ( dont want to lie just to increase my fanbase) but I am really worried and hope we can send relief fund or anything there.. my next post will be on that on my website www.letsnurture.org.

Ketan Raval
Working for Lets Nurture , working on few other things for Lets Nurture Org .. spending free time in blogging, writing, reading, music, watching sports, love to spend time with good people instead of smart people...