Names of Western North Pacific
Tropical Cyclones

These are the names of typhoons or tropical cyclones originating north of the equator and west of the International Dateline in the Northern Pacific. The system was created in 2000 by the Joint Typhoon Warning System. The names differ from the other tropical cyclone name rosters in two ways:

Fourteen nations or territories contributed ten names each for a total of 140 names. The names are used sequentially; the columns are not years. When the bottom of a list is reached one goes to the top of the next list.  If the bottom of a list is not reached by the end of the typhoon season, the first storm in the next season will be given the name following the name of last year's last storm, on the same list. 

The first 42 names are:

Contributing
Nation
Names
Cambodia Damrey Kong-rey Nakri Krovanh Sarika
China Longwang Yutu Fengshen Dujuan Haima
DPR Korea Kirogi Toraji Kalmaegi Maemi Meari
HK, China Kai-Tak Man-yi Fung-wong Choi-wan Ma-on
Japan Tenbin Usagi Kanmuri Koppu Tokage
Lao PDR Bolaven Pabuk Phanfone Ketsana Nock-ten
Macau Chanchu Wutip Vongfong Parma Muifa
Malaysia Jelawat Sepat Rusa Melor Merbok
Micronesia Ewinlar Fitow Sinlaku Nepartak Nanmadol
Philippines Bilis Danas Hagupit Lupit Talas
RO Korea Gaemi Nari Changmi Sudal Noru
Thailand Prapiroon Wipha Mekkhala Nida Kulap
U.S.A. Maria Francisco Higos Omais Roke
Vietnam Saomai Lekima Bavi Conson Sonca
Cambodia Bopha Krosa Maysak Chanthu Nesat
China Wukong Haiyan Haishen Dianmu Haitang
DPR Korea Sonamu Podul Pongsona Mindule Nalgae
HK, China Shanshan Lingling Yanyan Tingting Banyan
Japan Yagi Kaziki Kujira Kompasu Washi
Lao PDR Xangsane Faxai Chan-hom Namtheun Matsa
Macau Bebinca Vamei Linfa Malou Sanvu
Malaysia Rumbia Tapah Nangka Meranti Mawar
Micronesia Soulik Mitag Soudelor Rananin Guchol
Philippines Cimaron Hagibis Imbudo Malakas Talim
RO Korea Chebi Noguri Koni Megi Nabi
Thailand Durian Rammasun Morakot Chaba Khanun
U.S.A. Utor Chataan Etau Aere Vicete
Vietnam Trami Halong Vamco Songda Saola

The Hong Kong Observatory makes pronunciations of these names available as audio clips. (RealPlayer is required.) Access: www.hko.gov.hk/informtc/sound/tcname2000e.htm

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