PAGASA to use old list of cyclone names for 2014

Thursday, January 9th, 2014. Filed under: Philippine News
Tropical Storm Elang (PAGASA) track map (photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/)

Tropical Storm Elang (PAGASA) track map (photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — State weather forecasters are using a new old list of names for the cyclones that will enter the Philippine area of responsibility in 2014.

While the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s 2014 list is different from that of last year, it has the same names as those in 2010.

The list – effective June 1, 2013 – contains 35 names, including 10 in an auxiliary list.

“In the event that the number of tropical cyclones within the year exceeds 25, an auxiliary list is used,” it said.

PAGASA uses rotating lists of cyclone names, each list being reused every four years. For this year, the names are:

AGATON
BASYANG
CALOY
DOMENG
ESTER
FLORITA
GLENDA
HENRY
INDAY
JOSE
KATRING
LUIS
MARIO
NENENG
OMPONG
PAENG
QUEENIE
RUBY
SENIANG
TOMAS
USMAN
VENUS
WALDO
YAYANG
ZENY

The list of auxiliary names includes:

AGILA
BAGWIS
CHITO
DIEGO
ELENA
FELINO
GUNDING
HARRIET
INDANG
JESSA

Meanwhile, as of Saturday, PAGASA has yet to replace the name “Yolanda,” which caused more than 6,100 deaths last year.

The list that includes “Yolanda” will next be used in 2017. (MNS)

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