What's in a name? | The Meteorological Society of New Zealand

What's in a name?

Year: 
1990
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
R. Smith
Abstract: 

In March, 1988, Cyclone Bola devastated the East Cape hill country and brought widespread flooding and wind damage over much of the North Island. The name Bola entered New Zealand folklore; hardly a week goes by without some mention of the storm in newspaper, radio, or television news items or features. Where did the name Bola come from?

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