LIST: 2021 Philippines' tropical cyclone names

MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau PAGASA confirmed the tropical cyclone names it will use this year.
LIST: 2021 Philippines' tropical cyclone names

The country's first tropical cyclone for 2021 is 'Auring', which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on February 17.

On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the PAR each year.

PAGASA gives the local name to tropical cyclones that develop in the Western Pacific, from the pool of Philippine Tropical Cyclone Names, arranged alphabetically.

Meanwhile, Japan Meteorological Agency's Regional Specialized Meteorological Center (RSMC) assigns the international name of the cyclone based from the contribution of different countries including the Philippines.

For this year, names were taken from a list of names, that was last used during 2017 and are scheduled to be used again in 2025, 2029 and 2033. All of the names are the same except Uwan and Verbena which replaced the names Urduja and Vinta after they were retired.

Here's list of 2021 Philippine tropical cyclone names
  • Auring
  • Bising
  • Crising
  • Dante
  • Emong
  • Fabian
  • Gorio
  • Huaning
  • Isang
  • Jolina
  • Kiko
  • Lannie
  • Maring
  • Nando
  • Odette
  • Paolo
  • Quedan
  • Ramil
  • Salome
  • Tino
  • Uwan
  • Verbena
  • Wilma
  • Yasmin
  • Zoraida

The PAGASA uses 4 sets of typhoon names in rotation.

Should the list of names for the Philippine region be exhausted or exceeds 25 in a year, then names will be taken from an auxiliary or "reserved" list of which the first ten are published each season.

Auxiliary set of tropical cyclone names as of January 2021
  • Alamid
  • Bruno
  • Conching
  • Dolor
  • Ernie
  • Florante
  • Gerardo
  • Hernan
  • Isko
  • Jerome

The names of significant tropical cyclones are retired, by both PAGASA and the Typhoon Committee. For 2020, cyclone names Ambo, Quinta, Rolly and Ulysses have been removed and were replaced by Aghon, Querubin, Romina and Upang.

PAGASA predicts that only 0–3 tropical cyclones are expected to form or enter PAR between January and March, while 1–4 tropical cyclones are expected to form between April and June. PAGASA also predicted that the ongoing La Niña could persist until the end of the first quarter of 2021.

About Tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclones derive their energy from the latent heat of condensation which made them exist only over the oceans and die out rapidly on land.

They reach their greatest intensity while located over warm tropical waters and they begin to weaken as they move inland. The intensity of tropical cyclones vary, thus , we can classify them based upon their degree of intensity.

The classification of tropical cyclones according to the strength of the associated winds as adopted by PAGASA as of May 1, 2015 are as follows:

TROPICAL DEPRESSION (TD) - a tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of up to 61 kilometers per hour (kph).

TROPICAL STORM (TS) - a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 62 to 88 kph.

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM (STS) - a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 89 to 117 kph.

TYPHOON (TY) - a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed of 118 to 220 kph.

SUPER TYPHOON (STY) - a tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 220 kph.

The Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains and flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destructions to crops and properties.

— The Summit Express

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  1. Before the storm landfall, while it is still at sea something should be done to disturb break the eye of the storm to hopefully reduce the storm wind speed thus reduce damaging effect.

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