How tropical storm gets name ‘Luban’

Muscat: Luban is the first tropical system that holds the Omani name, which might affect the sultanate. The name is inspired by the frankincense tree that had been known since the ancient times in Dhofar governorate. The best types of frankincense around the world are extracted from the trees in Dhofar and Hadramout in Yemen.

Frankincense is used a chewing gum and as an incense.

It is also used in some religious rituals of some ancient civilizations.

Moreover, it has many benefits in treating illness.

Tropical cyclones and subtropical cyclones are named by various warning centers to provide ease of communication between forecasters and the public regarding forecasts and warnings.
The names are intended to reduce confusion in the event of concurrent storms in the same basin.

Generally once storms produce sustained wind speeds of more than 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph), names are assigned in order from predetermined lists depending on which basin they originate. However, standards vary from basin to basin: some tropical depressions are named in the Western Pacific, while tropical cyclones must have a significant amount of gale-force winds occurring around the centre before they are named in the Southern Hemisphere.

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