PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) Releases Names Of Tropical Cyclones Within The Philippine Area Of Responsibility For 2019
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical
and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
releases the names of Tropical Cyclones
within the Philippine area of responsibility for 2019.
The first tropical cyclone of the year
will be named "Amang", then the 2nd one will be "Betty"
and so on until the last one "Zigzag".
In case the number of tropical cyclones exceeds 25 in a year
there are auxilliary list of names provided:
ABE, BERTO, CHARO, DADO, ESTOY,
FELION, GENING, HERMAN, IRMA and JAIME.
Those names are not just for 2019
but also for 2023, 2027, 2031.
Note that there only 25 names instead of 26
which is the total number of the letters in the alphabet.
The letter "X" is not included in the list.
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