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Why cyclones are named as Laila, katrina etc?

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Asked by hitler, 19 May '10 09:18 pm
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So that one may precisely know which cyclone is being talked about or referred to. The same way as you and I have been given our respective names.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 20 May '10 07:58 am

 
  
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They are named so that they receive the media's attention quickly and are published in all papers and news channels immediately.It is named so as to spread the information about cyclones and storms quickly among the masses.
Answered by Manikandan, 19 May '10 09:21 pm

 
  
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Just as Katrina(U.S storm),Nisha(TN),Laila(TN),etc etc.
Named Laila, the tempest is coasting towards the mainland.
Answered by Sitara, 19 May '10 09:23 pm

 
  
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Blind copying of west, earlier they used to refer onlycyclone,but after u.s.a. start giving some useless stupid names to cyclone our ever copying mass media picked up this trend and started giving wide publicity, so we have leila etc.,
Answered by SREENIVAS, 19 May '10 09:23 pm

 
  
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Seedha sa funda hai ke aisey kisi bhi samudri toofan ke barey mein jaan sun kar jis kisi ka bhi naam dhyaan mein ke....arey uski toofani nature to is tufaan se milti julti hai,bas usi ke naam per toofan ka naam rakh diya jata hai.
Answered by virender vasudeva, 19 May '10 09:22 pm

 
  
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To give the impact of "ALL is WELL" and so people are mentally prepared to welcome them.
Answered by Kuldeep Khatau, 19 May '10 09:22 pm

 
  
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Because women always change their minds like the the weather changes. Lol...
For several hundred years many hurricanes in the West Indies were named after the particular saint's day on which the hurricane occurred. Ivan R. Tannehill describes in his book "Hurricanes" the major tropical storms of recorded history and mentions many hurricanes named after saints.
An early example of the use of a woman's name for a storm was in the novel "Storm" by George R . Stewart, published by Random House in 1941, and since filmed by Walt Disney. During World War II this practice became widespread in weather map discussions among forecasters, especially Air Force and Navy meteorologists who plotted the movements of storms over the wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean.
The practice of naming hurricanes solely after women came to an end in 1978 when men's and women's names were included in the Eastern North Pacific storm lists. In 1979, male and female names were included in lists for the Atlantic and ...more
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 19 May '10 09:21 pm

 
  
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All cyclones, hurricanes, taifuns and such nature's fury were given women's name only. Likewise all rivers also. The only exception that comes to mind is Brahmaputra.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 19 May '10 09:21 pm

 
  
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World meteorology organization since few years back labelled the cyclonic storms by name. Previously they were identified by date example 1984 Nov cyclone 2004 june cyclone. But it seems easy to short out when they have a tag by name. More over the names are from the region famous ones known to mostly. When a cyclone is named as Nargies it is cleared it may be relating to Indian origion.
Answered by mutharaju ramana, 21 Jul '12 07:29 am

 
  
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