On 26 December 2011, a mishappening had destroyed many lives. It affected people of 14 countries, that dreadful cyclone was Tsunami. Near about 2.5 Lakh people lost their lives due to Tsunami. Actually, Tsunami is a Japanese name which means tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake.

Ever wondered how these dreadful cyclones got their names? There is a proper process for giving names to these cyclones. Know what is it?

In the twentieth century, Australia’s meteorologists started the trend of naming the hurricanes inspired by the names of corrupt politicians. Since then, the series of naming storms has started. After the Second World War, US Navy personnel and weather scientists started calling cyclones with the names of their wives and girlfriends. The storms have given different names so that they could be immediately identified and on time relief and rescue could be done.

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How are the names chosen?



The international World Meteorological Organization chooses the names of the cyclones through a difficult process. Their names are kept rotating in 6 different lists. Every list includes 21 names excluding the names start from these English alphabets Q, U, X, Y Z. These words should be short and belong to English, Spanish and French language according to the rules. This list recycles in every 6 years.