At that stage, cyclones were named alphabetically as they occurred. Because of the date it occurred, the meteorologists were up to the letter 'W', and Wanda was simply the name that was chosen.
Asked in Cyclone Tracy
What started the 1974 floods cyclone Tracy or cyclone Wanda?
Cyclone Wanda was responsible for the 1974 floods in Brisbane and Ipswich. Cyclone Tracy, which hit Darwin at the end of the year, brought very little rain. ...
How many people were killed in Cyclone Wanda?
Cyclone Wanda itself caused no deaths. It was a relatively low-category cyclone (the actual category does not seem to be recorded anywhere) but its beiggest claim to fame was the amount of rain it dumped on the Brisbane catchment area, contributing significantly to the Brisbane floods of January 1974. These floods resulted in 14 deaths. ...
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How are cyclone names chosen?
Cyclone names are chosen alphabetically. For example, if there is a cyclone name starting with A, and another cyclone follows, then that cyclone name will have to start with B. Also, the genders alternate with each name. This means that if one cyclone has a boy name starting with H, then the next cyclone must have a girl name starting with I. ...