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Cyclone 'Titli' was upgraded to a ‘very severe cyclonic storm’ and warned that the wind speed may go up to 145 km per hour.

Background

Categories of Cyclones

Category 1: Wind and gales of 90-125 kph, negligible house damage, some damage to trees and crops.

Category 2: Destructive winds of 125-164 kph. Minor house damage, significant damage to trees, crops and vehicles, risk of power failure.

Category 3: Very destructive winds of 165-224 kph. Some roof and structural damage, some caravans destroyed, power failure likely.

Category 4: Very destructive winds of 225-279 kph. Significant roofing loss and structural damage, vehicles blown away, widespread power failures.

Category 5: Very destructive winds gusts of more than 280 kph. Extremely dangerous with widespread destruction.

The cyclone season

The country’s cyclone season runs from April to December, with severe storms often causing dozens of deaths, evacuations of tens of thousands of people from low-lying villages and wide damage to crops and property.

How are tropical cyclones named?

• Tropical cyclones are named to provide easy communication between forecasters and the general public regarding forecasts, watches, and warnings .Prior to 2004 ,cyclones in indian ocean were nameless because of ethinically diverse region where in fear that  the chosen names does hurt the sentiments of the people. But in 2004 ,an International panel on tropical cyclones led by WMO decided to name the cyclones. Eight countries - India, Pakistan ,Bangladesh , Maldives , Myanmar , Oman , Sri Lanka, Thailand came up with the list of 64 names - eight names for each country for the upcoming cyclones.

Prior to 2004, cyclones in the north Indian Ocean were namel ..
 

Prior to 2004, cyclones in the north Indian Ocean were namel ..
 

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/44829390.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Prior to 2004, cyclones in the north Indian Ocean were namel ..
 

Prior to 2004, cyclones in the north Indian Ocean were namel ..