‘Thane’ came from Myanmar

‘Thane’ is an every one’s lips in the city for the past few days. The very severe cyclonic storm, which is likely to bring heavy rainfall over Chennai, was Christaned as per the naming convention of the Indian Meterological Department. ‘Thane’ was suggested by Myanmar. Officials said that the practice of naming tropical cyclones over the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea started in September 2004. The department received a list of names from eight countries – Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Thailand and Sri Lanka which are world Meterological Organisation Panel members.

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