LIST: Names of tropical cyclones for 2019

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:42 PM January 02, 2019


MANILA, Philippines – Chedeng, Liwayway, and Viring are some of the names that the weather bureau (Pagasa) will be giving to tropical cyclones that will visit the country in 2019.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) assigns a local name for tropical cyclones that enter the Philippine area of responsibility.


Pagasa listed the names as follows:

1.) Amang


2.) Betty

3.) Chedeng

4.) Dodong

5.) Egay

6.) Falcon

7.) Goring

8.) Hanna


9.) Ineng

10.) Jenny

11.) Kabayan

12.) Liwayway (a replacement for Typhoon Lando)

13.) Marilyn

14.) Nimfa

15.) Onyok

16.) Perla

17.) Quiel

18.) Ramon

19.) Sarah

20.) Tisoy

21.) Ursula (a replacement for TS Urduja)

22.) Viring

23.) Weng

24.) Yoyoy

25.) Zigzag

Pagasa has four sets of names for tropical cyclones that are used every four years, which means these names would also be used in 2023, 2027, 2031 and so on.

Aside from the original list, Pagasa also prepared an auxiliary list containing 10 names just in case the names on the original list are already used. The names are:

1.) Abe

2.) Berto

3.) Charo

4.) Dado

5.) Estoy

6.) Felion

7.) Gening

8.) Herman

9.) Irma

10.) Jaime

The weather bureau decommissions a name when it has caused at least 300 deaths and P1 billion worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure.

A name can also be dropped if it is closely associated with a prominent personality in order to avoid public ridicule. /cbb

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