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Aila, Amphan, Asani: What's in a cyclone's name?

The Hindu | 09/05/2022 08:48 AM | Click to read full article

Every year, as a cyclone looms over a region, its name becomes a cause of intrigue for many, who wonder why and how the storm is christened. With Cyclone Asani— a name given by Sri Lanka that means 'wrath' in Sinhalese— the same question pops up again.

Each tropical storm is given a name to avoid confusion, facilitating disaster risk awareness, management, and mitigation.