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Subject: B2) What are the upcoming tropical cyclone names ?

Contributed by Sandy Delgado and Brenden Moses

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES

Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Alberto Andrea Arthur Ana Alex Arlene
Beryl Barry Bertha Bill Bonnie Bret
Chris Chantal Cristobal Claudette Colin Cindy
Debby Dorian Dolly Danny Danielle Don
Ernesto Erin Edouard Elsa Earl Emily
Florence Fernand Fay Fred Fiona Franklin
Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo Grace Gaston Gert
Helene Humberto Hanna Henri Hermine Harold
Isaac Imelda Isaias Ida Ian Idalia
Joyce Jerry Josephine Julian Julia Jose
Kirk Karen Kyle Kate Karl Katia
Leslie Lorenzo Laura Larry Lisa Lee
Michael Melissa Marco Mindy Martin Margo
Nadine Nestor Nana Nicholas Nicole Nigel
Oscar Olga Omar Odette Owen Ophelia
Patty Pablo Paulette Peter Paula Philippe
Rafael Rebekah Rene Rose Richard Rina
Sara Sebastien Sally Sam Shary Sean
Tony Tanya Teddy Teresa Tobias Tammy
Valerie Van Vicky Victor Virginie Vince
William Wendy Wilfred Wanda Walter Whitney


Eastern North Pacific (east of 140W)
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Aletta Alvin Amanda Andres Agatha Adrian
Bud Barbara Boris Blanca Blas Beatriz
Carlotta Cosme Cristina Carlos Celia Calvin
Daniel Dalila Douglas Dolores Darby Dora
Emilia Erick Elida Enrique Estelle Eugene
Fabio Flossie Fausto Felicia Frank Fernanda
Gilma Gil Genevieve Guillermo Georgette Greg
Hector Henriette Hernan Hilda Howard Hilary
Ileana Ivo Iselle Ignacio Ivette Irwin
John Juliette Julio Jimena Javier Jova
Kristy Kiko Karina Kevin Kay Kenneth
Lane Lorena Lowell Linda Lester Lidia
Miriam Mario Marie Marty Madeline Max
Norman Narda Norbert Nora Newton Norma
Olivia Octave Odalys Olaf Orlene Otis
Paul Priscilla Polo Pamela Paine Pilar
Rosa Raymond Rachel Rick Roslyn Ramon
Sergio Sonia Simon Sandra Seymour Selma
Tara Tico Trudy Terry Tina Todd
Vicente Velma Vance Vivian Virgil Veronica
Willa Wallis Winnie Waldo Winifred Wiley
Xavier Xina Xavier Xina Xavier Xina
Yolanda York Yolanda York Yolanda York
Zeke Zelda Zeke Zelda Zeke Zelda


Central North Pacific (from the dateline to 140W)
Akoni Aka Alika Ana
Ema Ekeka Ele Ela
Hone Hene Huko Halola
Iona Iolana Iopa Iune
Keli Keoni Kika Kilo
Lala Lino Lana Loke
Moke Mele Maka Malia
Nolo Nona Neki Niala
Olana Oliwa Omeka Oho
Pena Pama Pewa Pali
Ulana Upana Unala Ulika
Wale Wene Wali Walaka
Each year the next name is just the one following the last from the previous year. Once through a list the next name will be off of the top of the next list.


Contributed by Gary Padgett

For over a half-century (since at least 1945) the military weather forecasters, initially members of the U. S. Navy and later also from the U. S. Air Force, have named tropical cyclones forming in the Northwest Pacific basin. The names utilized were almost exclusively English feminine names through 1978, but beginning in 1979 men's names were used with women's names in an alternating fashion. Also, starting in 1963 the meteorological service of the Philippines (now known as PAGASA) began assigning Filipino women's names ending in "ng" to tropical depressions and cyclones forming in or passing through PAGASA's area of warning responsibility. In 2002 a new naming scheme was adopted by PAGASA (see below).

Beginning on 1 January 2000, tropical cyclones in the Northwest Pacific basin are named from a new and very different list of names. The new names are Asian names and were contributed by all the nations and territories that are members of the WMO's Typhoon Committee. The new names will be allotted to developing tropical storms by the Tokyo Typhoon Centre of the Japanese Meteorological Agency which is the RSMC for the basin.

These newly selected names have two major differences from the rest of the world's tropical cyclone name rosters. One, the names by and large are not personal names. There are a few men's and women's names, but the majority are names of flowers, animals, birds, trees, or even foods, etc, while some are descriptive adjectives. Secondly, the names will not be allotted in alphabetical order, but are arranged by contributing nation with the countries being alphabetized. Fourteen nations or territories contributed ten names each for a total of 140 names. The first 42 names on the roster are:

Western North Pacific
(west of the dateline)
Contributing Nation Names
CambodiaDamreyKong-reyNakriKrovanhSarika
ChinaHaikuiYutuFengshenDujuanHaima
DPR KoreaKirogiTorajiKalmaegiSurigaeMeari
Hong Kong, ChinaKai-TakMan-yiFung-wongChoi-wanMa-on
JapanTembinUsagiKanmuriKogumaTokage
Lao PDRBolavenPabukPhanfoneChampiNock-ten
MacauSanbaWutipVongfongIn-faMuifa
MalaysiaJelawatSepatNuriCempakaMerbok
MicronesiaEwinlarMunSinlakuNepartakNanmadol
PhilippinesMaliksiDanasHagupitLupitTalas
RO KoreaGaemiNariJangmiMirinaeNoru
ThailandPrapiroonWiphaMekkhalaNidaKulap
U.S.A.MariaFranciscoHigosOmaisRoke
VietnamSon-TinhLekimaBaviConsonSonca
CambodiaAmpilKrosaMaysakChanthuNesat
ChinaWukongBailuHaishenDianmuHaitang
DPR KoreaJongdariPodulNoulMindulleNalgae
Hong Kong, ChinaShanshanLinglingDolphinLionrockBanyan
JapanYagiKajikiKujiraKompasuHato
Lao PDRLeepiFaxaiChan-homNamtheunPakhar
MacauBebincaPeipanLinfaMalouSanvu
MalaysiaRumbiaTapahNangkaMerantiMawar
MicronesiaSoulikMitagSaudelRaiGuchol
PhilippinesCimaronHagibisMolaveMalakasTalim
RO KoreaJebiNeoguriGoniMegiDoksuri
ThailandMangkhutBualoiAtsaniChabaKhanun
U.S.A.BarijatMatmoEtauAereLan
VietnamTramiHalongVamcoSongdaSaola

PAGASA Names

Since 1963 PAGASA has independently named tropical cyclones forming in the Philippines' AOR--from 115E to 135E and from 5N to 25N (except for a portion of the northwestern corner of the above region). Even though the Philippines contributed ten names to the international list of typhoon names, PAGASA still continues to assign their own names for local use within the Philippines. It is felt that familiar names are more easily remembered in the rural areas and that having a PAGASA- assigned name helps to underscore the fact that the cyclone is within PAGASA's AOR and potentially a threat to the Philippines. Another consideration may be PAGASA's desire to assign a name when a system is first classified as a tropical depression. Since tropical and/or monsoon depressions can bring very heavy rainfall to the nation which often results in disastrous flooding, the weather service feels that assigning a name helps to enhance public attention given to a system. Beginning with 2001 PAGASA began using new sets of cyclone names. These do not all end in "ng" as did the older names. Four sets of 25 names will be rotated annually; thus, the set for 2002 will be re-used in 2006. In case more than 25 systems are named in one season, an auxiliary set will be used.
PAGASA names
2018 2019 2020 2021
Agaton Amang Ambo Auring
Basyang Betty Butchoy Bising
Caloy Chedeng Carina Crising
Domeng Dodong Dindo Dante
Ester Egay Enteng Emong
Florita Falcon Ferdie Fabian
Gardo Goring Gener Gorio
Henry Helen Hanna Huaning
Inday Ineng Igme Isang
Josie Jenny Julian Jolina
Karding Kabayan Karen Kiko
Luis Lando Lawin Lannie
Maymay Marilyn Marce Maring
Neneng Nonoy Nina Nando
Ompong Onyok Ofel Odette
Paeng Perla Pepito Paolo
Queenie Quiel Quinta Quedan
Rosita Ramon Rolly Ramil
Samuel Sarah Siony Salome
Tomas Tisoy Tonyo Tino
Usman Ursula Ulysses Urduja
Venus Viring Vicky Vinta
Waldo Weng Warren Wilma
Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong Yasmin
Zeny Zosimo Zigzag Zoraida
Auxillary Names
Agila Abe Alakdan Alamid
Bagwis Berto Baldo Bruno
Chito Charo Clara Conching
Diego Dado Dencio Dolor
Elena Estoy Estong Ernie
Felino Felion Felipe Florante
Gunding Gening Gardo Gerardo
Harriet Herman Heling Hernan
Indang Irma Ismael Isko
Jessa Jaime Julio Jerome


Contributed by Gary Padgett

This is a one-time use list of names. When the last name of List 8 has been assigned, a new list will be drawn up by the ESCAP/WMO panel.

North Indian Ocean
Contributor List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
BangladeshOnilOgniNishaGiri
IndiaAgniAkashBijliJal
MaldivesHibaruGonuAilaKella
MayanmarPyarrYemyinPhyanThane
OmanBaazSidrWardMurjan
PakistanFanoosNargisLailaNilam
Sri LankaMalaRashmiBanduViyaru
ThailandMukdaKhai MukPhetPhailin
Contributor List 5 List 6 List 7 List 8
BangladeshHelenChapalaOckhiFani
IndiaLeharMeghSagarVayu
MaldivesMadiRoanuMekunuHikaa
MayanmarNanaukKyantDayeKyarr
OmanHudhudNadaLubanMaha
PakistanNilofarVardahTitliBulbul
Sri LankaAshobaaMaaruthaGajaPawan
ThailandKomenMoraPhethaiAmphan


SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES

Contributed by Sandy Delgado and Brenden Moses

The list of names for the current season is released a couple of months before the start of the season.

Southwest Indian (west of 90E)
2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Ava Alcide Abela
Berguitta Bouchra Bransby
Cebile Cilda Carlos
Dumazile Desmond Dineo
Eliakim Eketsang Enawo
Fakir Funani Fernando
Guambe Gelena Gabekile
Habana Haleh Herold
Iman Idai Irondro
Jobo Joaninha Jeruto
Kanga Kenneth Kundai
Ludzi Lorna Lisebo
Melina Maipelo Michel
Nathan Njazi Nousra
Onias Oscar Olivier
Pelagie Pamela Pokera
Quamar Quentin Quincy
Rita Rajab Rebaone
Solani Savana Salama
Tarik Themba Tristan
Urilia Uyapo Ursula
Vuyane Viviane Violet
Wagner Walter Wilson
Xusa Xangy Xila
Yarona Yemurai Yekela
Zacarias Zanele Zaina


Contributed by Julian Heming, Jack Beven, Gary Padgett, Frank Woodcock, Jon Gill, Sandy Delgado and Brenden Moses

Starting with the 2008/2009 season, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Tropical Cyclone Warning Centers have consolidated their three different name lists into one unified listing, given below. If a named cyclone moves into the Australian regions from another warning center's area of responsibility, that previously assigned name will be used instead of one selected from this list. Names will be assigned in the order below (A-Zed) then the next list will be used, irrespective of year.

Australian Region Names
A Anika Anthony Alessia Alfred Ann
B Billy Bianca Bruce Blanche Blake
C Charlotte Courtney Catherine Caleb Claudia
D Dominic Dianne Dylan Debbie Damien
E Ellie Errol Edna Ernie Esther
F Freddy Fina Fletcher Frances Ferdinand
G Gabrielle Grant Gillian Greg Gretel
H Herman Hayley Hadi Hilda Harold
I Ilsa Iggy Ivana Irving Imogen
J Jasper Jenna Jack Joyce Joshua
K Kirrily Koji Kate Kelvin Kimi
L Lincoln Luana Lazlo Linda Lucas
M Megan Mitchell Mingzhu Marcus Marian
N Neville Narelle Nathan Nora Noah
O Olga Oran Olwyn Owen Odette
PQ Paul Peta Quincey Penny Paddy
R Robyn Riordan Raquel Riley Ruby
S Sean Sandra Stan Savannah Seth
T Tasha Tim Tatjana Trevor Tiffany
UV Vince Victoria Uriah Veronica Vernon
WXYZ Zelia Zane Yvette Wallace

RSMC NADI'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
(0° S to 25°S, 160°E to 120°W)
LIST ALIST BLIST CLIST DLIST E
(Standby)
AnaArthurAlvinAmosAru
BinaBeckyBuneBartBela
CodyChipCyrilCookCama
DoviDeniaDaphneDonnaDean
EvaElisaEdenEllaEmosi
FiliFotuFlorinFehiFanny
GinaGlenGarryGitaGarth
HagarHettieHaleyHolaHart
IreneInnisIsaIrisIli
JudyJulleiJuneJoJosie
KevinKenKofiKalaKeni
LolaLinLouiseLiuaLute
MalMaciuMikeMonaMata
NatNishaNikoNeilNeta
OsaiOreaOpetiOmaOlivia
PitaPearlPerryPolaPana
RaeReneReubenRitaRex
SheilaSarahSoloSaraiSeru
TamTomasTuniTinoTasi
UrmilUinitaUsaUiliUesi
VaianuVanessaVictorVickyVelma
WatiWanoWanitaWikiWasa
Xavier
YaniYvonneYatesYolandaYasa
ZitaZakaZidaneZazuZanna

The name of a new cyclone is determined by sequentially cycling through lists A, B, C and D, then starting list A again. Names from the standby list E are used as replacements when necessary.


PORT MORESBY'S
Area of Responsibility

(140°E to 160°E
north of ~10°S)
Alu
Buri
Dodo
Emau
Fere
Hibu
Ila
Kama
Lobu
Maila
Standby list
Nou
Obaha
Paia
Ranu
Sabi
Tau
Ume
Vali
Wau
Auram

JAKARTA'S
Area of Responsibility
AnggrekAnggur
BakungBelimbing
CempakaDuku
DahliaJambu
FlamboyanLengkeng
KenangaMelati
LiliNangka
ManggaPisang
SerojaRambuta
TerataiSawo

When a cyclone is located or is expected to be located such that two or more tropical cyclone warning centres are involved, every attempt is made to resolve any differences of opinion on the cyclone and its expected behaviour through discussions. After discussion, the decision of the warning centre with prime responsibility prevails. The warning centre with prime responsibility for the cyclone issues the warning for that cyclone. The warning includes all regions affected by the tropical cyclone, even when these extend into another centre's area of responsibility.


Contributed by Sandy Delgado and Brenden Moses

South Atlantic
Arani Bapo Cari Deni Ecai Guara Iba Jaguar Kamby Mani

Highlighted in blue is the next name to be used.

Last Revised June 01, 2018

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