What's In A Name?

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My partner Lavanya has been bravely battling typhoon Mangkhut that has left Hong Kong in shambles. But in the midst of mopping floors, and suffering through a cold, she has found a way to make proverbial lemonade out of a lemon of a tropical storm. So we got to work on a Nina and Nana cartoon right away, and they will help you find your way through the foggy terminology of tropical storms.

This BBC article is a great help in navigating this chaotic subject.

According to the article typhoons, hurricanes typhoons and cyclones are all tropical storms. Then what's the difference? Well, the different terms refer to different points of origin of the storm.

So as per the article:

Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific.

Cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

Typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

Now over to Nina and Nana

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You can read Lavanya's take here.

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