28th November 2019


Who Names the Hurricanes?

NOAA's National Hurricane Center does not control the naming of tropical storms. Instead, there is a strict procedure established by the World Meteorological Organization. For Atlantic hurricanes, there is a list of male and female names which are used on a six-year rotation.

Keeping this in consideration, what are hurricanes in the Indian Ocean called?

In the Atlantic and northern Pacific, the storms are called "hurricanes," after the Caribbean god of evil, named Hurrican. In the northwestern Pacific, the same powerful storms are called "typhoons." In the southeastern Indian Ocean and southwestern Pacific, they are called "severe tropical cyclones."

What do you call a hurricane in Australia?

Sometimes we use an adjective to help describe where it originates, like in the case of a tropical cyclone. We also have regional words for these spinning water storms. In Australia, it's called a willy-willy. In the US, it's a hurricane, and in the Southern Pacific, a typhoon.

Why are there different names for hurricanes?

Cyclone, Hurricane, Typhoon: Different Names, Same Phenomenon. Paris: They may have different names according to the region they hit, but typhoons, hurricanes and cyclones are all violent tropical storms that can generate 10 times as much energy as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
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