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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
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Arlene Alberto Andrea Arthur Ana Alex
Bret Beryl Barry Bertha Bill Bonnie
Cindy Chris Chantal Cristobal Claudette Colin
Don Debby Dorian Dolly Danny Danielle
Emily Ernesto Erin Edouard Elsa Earl
Franklin Florence Fernand Fay Fred Fiona
Gert Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo Grace Gaston
Harvey Helene Humberto Hanna Henri Hermine
Irma Isaac Imelda Isaias Ida Ian
Jose Joyce Jerry Josephine Julian Julia
Katia Kirk Karen Kyle Kate Karl
Lee Leslie Lorenzo Laura Larry Lisa
Maria Michael Melissa Marco Mindy Martin
Nate Nadine Nestor Nana Nicholas Nicole
Ophelia Oscar Olga Omar Odette Owen
Philippe Patty Pablo Paulette Peter Paula
Rina Rafael Rebekah Rene Rose Richard
Sean Sara Sebastien Sally Sam Shary
Tammy Tony Tanya Teddy Teresa Tobias
Vince Valerie Van Vicky Victor Virginie
Whitney William Wendy Wilfred Wanda Walter


Eastern North Pacific (east of 140W)
2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Adrian Aletta Alvin Amanda Andres Agatha
Beatriz Bud Barbara Boris Blanca Blas
Calvin Carlotta Cosme Cristina Carlos Celia
Dora Daniel Dalila Douglas Dolores Darby
Eugene Emilia Erick Elida Enrique Estelle
Fernanda Fabio Flossie Fausto Felicia Frank
Greg Gilma Gil Genevieve Guillermo Georgette
Hilary Hector Henriette Hernan Hilda Howard
Irwin Ileana Ivo Iselle Ignacio Ivette
Jova John Juliette Julio Jimena Javier
Kenneth Kristy Kiko Karina Kevin Kay
Lidia Lane Lorena Lowell Linda Lester
Max Miriam Mario Marie Marty Madeline
Norma Norman Narda Norbert Nora Newton
Otis Olivia Octave Odalys Olaf Orlene
Pilar Paul Priscilla Polo Pamela Paine
Ramon Rosa Raymond Rachel Rick Roslyn
Selma Sergio Sonia Simon Sandra Seymour
Todd Tara Tico Trudy Terry Tina
Veronica Vicente Velma Vance Vivian Virgil
Wiley Willa Wallis Winnie Waldo Winifred
Xina Xavier Xina Xavier Xina Xavier
York Yolanda York Yolanda York Yolanda
Zelda Zeke Zelda Zeke Zelda Zeke


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
* Names to be replaced after the 2015 typhoon season

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
2017 2018 2019 2020
Auring Agaton Amang Ambo
Bising Basyang Betty Butchoy
Crising Caloy Chedeng Carina
Dante Domeng Dodong Dindo
Emong Ester Egay Enteng
Fabian Florita Falcon Ferdie
Gorio Gardo Goring Gener
Huaning Henry Helen Hanna
Isang Inday Ineng Igme
Jolina Josie Jenny Julian
Kiko Karding Kabayan Karen
Lannie Luis Lando Lawin
Maring Maymay Marilyn Marce
Nando Neneng Nonoy Nina
Odette Ompong Onyok Ofel
Paolo Paeng Perla Pepito
Quedan Queenie Quiel Quinta
Ramil Rosita Ramon Rolly
Salome Samuel Sarah Siony
Tino Tomas Tisoy Tonyo
Urduja Usman Ursula Ulysses
Vinta Venus Viring Vicky
Wilma Waldo Weng Warren
Yasmin Yayang Yoyoy Yoyong
Zoraida Zeny Zosimo Zigzag
Auxillary Names
Alamid Agila Abe Alakdan
Bruno Bagwis Berto Baldo
Conching Chito Charo Clara
Dolor Diego Dado Dencio
Ernie Elena Estoy Estong
Florante Felino Felion Felipe
Gerardo Gunding Gening Gardo
Hernan Harriet Herman Heling
Isko Indang Irma Ismael
Jerome Jessa Jaime Julio


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 LankaMalaRahmiBanduViyaru
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)
2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
Abela Ava Alcide
Bransby Berguitta Bouchra
Carlos Cebile Cilda
Dineo Dumazile Desmond
Enawo Eliakim Eketsang
Fernando Fakir Funani
Gabekile Guambe Gelena
Herold Habana Haleh
Irondro Iman Idai
Jeruto Jobo Joaninha
Kundai Kanga Kenneth
Lisebo Ludzi Lorna
Michel Melina Maipelo
Nousra Nathan Njazi
Olivier Onias Oscar
Pokera Pelagie Pamela
Quincy Quamar Quentin
Rebaone Rita Rajab
Salama Solani Savana
Tristan Tarik Themba
Ursula Urilia Uyapo
Violet Vuyane Viviane
Wilson Wagner Walter
Xila Xusa Xangy
Yekela Yarona Yemurai
Zaina Zacarias Zanele


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, 2017

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