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NORTHERN HEMISPHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES

Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Arthur Ana Alex Arlene Alberto Andrea
Bertha Bill Bonnie Bret Beryl Barry
Cristobal Claudette Colin Cindy Chris Chantal
Dolly Danny Danielle Don Debby Dorian
Edouard Erika Earl Emily Ernesto Erin
Fay Fred Fiona Franklin Florence Fernand
Gonzalo Grace Gaston Gert Gordon Gabrielle
Hanna Henri Hermine Harvey Helene Humberto
Isaias Ida Ian Irma Isaac Imelda
Josephine Joaquin Julia Jose Joyce Jerry
Kyle Kate Karl Katia Kirk Karen
Laura Larry Lisa Lee Leslie Lorenzo
Marco Mindy Matthew Maria Michael Melissa
Nana Nicholas Nicole Nate Nadine Nestor
Omar Odette Otto Ophelia Oscar Olga
Paulette Peter Paula Philippe Patty Pablo
Rene Rose Richard Rina Rafael Rebekah
Sally Sam Shary Sean Sara Sebastien
Teddy Teresa Tobias Tammy Tony Tanya
Vicky Victor Virginie Vince Valerie Van
Wilfred Wanda Walter Whitney William Wendy


Eastern North Pacific (east of 140W)
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Amanda Andres Agatha Adrian Aletta Alvin
Boris Blanca Blas Beatriz Bud Barbara
Cristina Carlos Celia Calvin Carlotta Cosme
Douglas Dolores Darby Dora Daniel Dalila
Elida Enrique Estelle Eugene Emilia Erick
Fausto Felicia Frank Fernanda Fabio Flossie
Genevieve Guillermo Georgette Greg Gilma Gil
Hernan Hilda Howard Hilary Hector Henriette
Iselle Ignacio Isis Irwin Ileana Ivo
Julio Jimena Javier Jova John Juliette
Karina Kevin Kay Kenneth Kristy Kiko
Lowell Linda Lester Lidia Lane Lorena
Marie Marty Madeline Max Miriam Mario
Norbert Nora Newton Norma Norman Narda
Odile Olaf Orlene Otis Olivia Octave
Polo Patricia Paine Pilar Paul Priscilla
Rachel Rick Roslyn Ramon Rosa Raymond
Simon Sandra Seymour Selma Sergio Sonia
Trudy Terry Tina Todd Tara Tico
Vance Vivian Virgil Veronica Vicente Velma
Winnie Waldo Winifred Wiley Willa Wallis
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
Hana Hali 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 Oko
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.


TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES
for the
NORTHWEST PACIFIC

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
ChinaHaijuiYutuFengshenDujuanHaima
DPR KoreaKirogiTorajiKalmaegiMujigaeMeari
Hong Kong, ChinaKai-TakMan-yiFung-wongChoi-wanMa-on
JapanTembinUsagiKanmuriKoppuTokage
Lao PDRBolavenPabukPhanfoneChampiNock-ten
MacauSanbaWutipVongfongIn-faMuifa
MalaysiaJelawatSepatNuriMelorMerbok
MicronesiaEwinlarFitow*SinlakuNepartakNanmadol
PhilippinesMalaksiDanasHagupitLupitTalas
RO KoreaGaemiNariJangmiMirinaeNoru
ThailandPrapiroonWiphaMekkhalaNidaKulap
U.S.A.MariaFranciscoHigosOmaisRoke
VietnamSon-TinhLekimaBaviConsonSonca
CambodiaAmpilKrosaMaysakChanthuNesat
ChinaWukongHaiyan*HaishenDianmuHaitang
DPR KoreaSonamuPodulNoulMinduleNalgae
Hong Kong, ChinaShanshanLinglingDolphinLionrockBanyan
JapanYagiKajikiKujiraKompasuHato
Lao PDRLeepiFaxaiChan-homNamtheunPakhar
MacauBebincaPeipanLinfaMalouSanvu
MalaysiaRumbiaTapahNangkaMerantiMawar
MicronesiaSoulikMitagSoudelorRaiGuchol
PhilippinesCimaronHagibisMolaveMalakasTalim
RO KoreaJebiNeoguriGoniMegiDoksuri
ThailandMangkhutRammasunAtsaniChabaKhanun
U.S.A.Utor*MatmoEtauAereVicete
VietnamTramiHalongVamcoSongdaSaola
* Names to be replaced due to 2013 storm

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
2014 2015 2016 2017
Agaton Amang Ambo Auring
Basyang Bebeng Butchoy Bising
Caloy Chedeng Cosme Crising
Domeng Dodong Dindo Dante
Ester Egay Enteng Emong
Florita Falcon Frank Feria
Glenda Goring Gener Gorio
Henry Hanna Helen Huaning
Inday Ineng Igme Isang
Juan Juaning Julian Jolina
Katring Kabayan Karen Kiko
Luis Lando Lawin Lannie
Mario Mina Marce Maring
Neneng Nonoy Nina Nando
Ompong Onyok Ofel Ondoy
Paeng Pedning Pepito Pepeng
Queenie Quiel Quinta Quedan
Ruby Ramon Rolly Ramil
Seiang Sarah Siony Salome
Tomas Tisoy Tonyo Tino
Usman Ursula Ulysses Urduja
Venus Viring Vicky Vinta
Waldo Weng Warren Wilma
Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong Yasmin
Zeny Zigzag Zosimo 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


INDIAN OCEAN TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES

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 LankaMalaAbeBanduMahasen
ThailandMukdaKhai MukPhetPhailin
Contributor List 5 List 6 List 7 List 8
BangladeshHelenChapalaOckhiFani
IndiaLeharMeghSagarVayu
MaldivesMadiVaaliBaazuHikaa
MayanmarNanaukKyantDayeKyarr
OmanHudhudNadaLubanMaha
PakistanNilofarVardahTitliBulbul
Sri LankaPriyaSamaDasSoba
ThailandKomenMoraPhethaiAmphan


Southwest Indian (west of 90E)
2013/2014 2014/2015
Amara Anais
Bejisa Boldwin
Colin Claudia
Deliwa Dumile
Edison Emang
Fobane Felleng
Guito Gino
Hellen Haruna
Ivanoe Imelda
Jirani Jamala
Katundu Kachay
Letso Luciano
Mirana Mariam
Naserian Njazi
Opang Onias
Paya Pelagie
Querida Quiliro
Romane Richard
Singano Solani
Tarus Tamim
Unami Urilia
Vuma Vuyane
Wamil Wagner
Xolile Xusa
Yasmine Yarona
Zamile Zacarias


SOUTHERN PACIFIC TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES

Contributed by Julian Heming, Jack Beven, Gary Padgett, Frank Woodcock and Jon Gill

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 Christine 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 Ita Ira Imogen
J Jasper Jenna Jack Joyce Joshua
K Kirrily Koji Kate Kelvin Kimi
L Lincoln Luana Lam Linda Lucas
M Megan Mitchell Marcia Marcus Marian
N Neville Narelle Nathan Nora Noah
O Olga Oswald Olwyn Owen Odette
PQ Paul Peta Quang Penny Paddy
R Robyn Rusty 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
Scheduled for replacment

RSMC NADI'S AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY
(0° S to 25°S, 160°E to 120°W)
LIST ALIST BLIST CLIST DLIST E
(Standby)
AnaArthurAtuAmosAlvin
BinaBeckyBuneBartBela
CodyChipCyrilColinCook
DoviDeniaDaphneDonnaDean
EvaElisaEvanEllaEden
FiliFotuFredaFrankFlorin
GinaGlenGarryGitaGarth
HagarHettieHeleyHaliHart
IreneInnisIanIrisIsa
JudyJoniJuneJoJulie
KerryKenKofiKalaKelvin
LolaLinLusiLeoLouise
MaiMickMikeMonaMoses
NatNishaNuteNeilNiko
OlofOliOdileOmaOpeti
PitaPatPamPamiPearl
RaeReneReubenRitaRex
SheilaSarahSoloSaraiSuki
TamTomasTuniTinoTroy
UrmilUiliUla
VaianuVaniaVictorVickyVanessa
WatiWilmaWinstonWikiWano
XavierYasiYaloYolandeYvonne
YaniZakaZenaZazuZidane
ZitaSaga
Lea
Kamu
Pena
Ella

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
KenangaMangga
LiliNangka
MawarPisang
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.


Last updated May 1, 2014

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