1965 Pacific typhoon season

The 1965 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1965, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

1965 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedJanuary 2, 1965
Last system dissipatedDecember 28, 1965
Strongest storm
  Maximum winds280 km/h (175 mph)
(1-minute sustained)
  Lowest pressure900 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions44
Total storms35
Super typhoons11 (unofficial)
(record high; tied with 1997)
Total fatalitiesUnknown
Total damageUnknown
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The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the International Date Line. Storms that form east of the date line and north of the equator are called hurricanes; see 1965 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west pacific basin were assigned a name by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Tropical depressions in this basin have the "W" suffix added to their number. Tropical depressions that enter or form in the Philippine area of responsibility are assigned a name by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. This can often result in the same storm having two names.


40 tropical depressions formed this year in the Western Pacific, of which 35 became tropical storms. 21 storms reached typhoon intensity, of which a record-tying 11 reached super typhoon strength and 8 reached category 5.

Tropical Depression Atring

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
DurationJanuary 16 – January 17
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1003 hPa (mbar)

Possibly regenerated into Typhoon Patsy.

Typhoon Patsy (Bining)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJanuary 19 – January 23
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Ruth

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJanuary 21 – January 26
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min) 994 hPa (mbar)

CMA Tropical Depression 4

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJanuary 24 – January 24
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

The depression stayed at sea and it did not last long at all.

Tropical Storm Sarah

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationFebruary 15 – February 18
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Thelma (Kuring)

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationFebruary 18 – February 19
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

Thelma was short-lived.

Tropical Storm Vera (Daling)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationMarch 6 – March 7
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

Vera did not last long.

Severe Tropical Storm Wanda

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationApril 11 – April 14
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

Wanda did not impact land.

Typhoon Amy (Elang)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationMay 21 – May 27
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min) 976 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 08W

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationMay 29 – May 30
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 

Severe Tropical Storm Babe

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationMay 30 – June 4
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Carla (Goring)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 4-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationMay 30 – June 3
Peak intensity220 km/h (140 mph) (1-min) 995 hPa (mbar)

Carla formed with Babe. Carla rapidly intensified on June 1 but then rapidly weakened and then moved northeastward then dissipated on June 3.

CMA Tropical Depression 12

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJune 10 – June 12
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Dinah (Huling)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJune 10 – June 19
Peak intensity295 km/h (185 mph) (1-min) 935 hPa (mbar)

A surge in the southern hemisphere indraft developed into Tropical Depression 11W on June 12 to the east of the Philippines. It tracked west-northwestward, quickly strengthening to a tropical storm that day and a typhoon on the 13th. Dinah continued to quickly intensify as it turned to the northwest, and attained a peak of 185 mph on the 17th to the northeast of Luzon. Its southerly inflow was cut off, and Dinah weakened as it turned to the north. It hit southern Taiwan on the 18th as a 140 mph typhoon, and weakened greatly over the island to a tropical storm. At this time, Dinah exhibited a rare false radar eye. Dinah turned to the northeast, where it became extratropical near Japan on June 20. The storm killed 45 people on its path, and destroyed 5000 homes on Taiwan.

Tropical Storm Emma (Ibiang)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJune 19 – June 26
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

CMA Tropical Depression 15

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJuly 2 – July 2
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

CMA Tropical Depression 16

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJuly 6 – July 8
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 13W (Luming)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 6 – July 9
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Freda (Miling)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 6 – July 16
Peak intensity260 km/h (160 mph) (1-min) 925 hPa (mbar)

160 mph Super Typhoon Freda, which began its life on July 6, hit northern Luzon on the 13th. It crossed the island and the South China Sea, where it hit Hainan Island as a 115 mph typhoon on the 15th. Freda dissipated the next day over China, after causing heavy flooding killing an unknown number of people. In Hong Kong, Freda killed 2 people.[1]

CMA Tropical Depression 18

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJuly 10 – July 11
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 999 hPa (mbar)

The depression stayed away from land, yet it did not last long.

Severe Tropical Storm Gilda (Narsing)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 12 – July 24
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min) 985 hPa (mbar)

Gilda did not last long, although it caused some damage.

CMA Tropical Depression 20

Tropical depression (CMA)
DurationJuly 17 – July 20
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

The depression did not last long.

Typhoon Harriet (Openg)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 20 – July 28
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min) 970 hPa (mbar)

Harriet hit Taiwan as a Category 3 typhoon.

Super Typhoon Jean (Rubing)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 26 – August 6
Peak intensity260 km/h (160 mph) (1-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Jean, after reaching a peak of 160 mph on August 3, weakened slightly to hit southwestern Japan as a 150 mph super typhoon on August 5. The typhoon brought heavy winds to Southern Japan before becoming extratropical on the 7th. Typhoon Jean killed 28 people throughout Southern Japan.[2]

Typhoon Ivy (Pining)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 27 – August 1
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Ivy did a loop and only survived 5 days before dissipating.

Severe Tropical Storm Kim

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 2 – August 8
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Kim stayed at sea.

Super Typhoon Lucy

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 14 – August 24
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

On August 14 a tropical depression formed and was named Lucy after it became a tropical storm. Lucy became a typhoon and soon into a 175 mph super typhoon. Lucy weakened and struck Japan as a minimal typhoon. Lucy dissipated on August 24.

Super Typhoon Mary (Saling)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 14 – August 23
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min) 950 hPa (mbar)

175 mph Super Typhoon Mary weakened from its peak to hit eastern Taiwan on August 18 as a 105 mph typhoon. The typhoon brought strong winds and heavy rain before dissipating over China on the 20th.

Tropical Storm Nadine

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 14 – August 19
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Olive

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 26 – September 3
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Polly (Tasing)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 30 – September 2
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min) 994 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Rose (Unding)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 30 – September 6
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (1-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Shirley

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 31 – September 10
Peak intensity240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

130 mph Typhoon Shirley, after weakening from a peak of 150 mph, hit southern Japan on September 10, causing moderate damage and heavy rain. Resulting floods and landslides killed 67 people and left 6 missing.[2]

Super Typhoon Trix (Walding)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 7 – September 18
Peak intensity240 km/h (150 mph) (1-min) 935 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Trix struck central Honshū Island in Japan just days after Typhoon Shirley. Trix caused heavy rains 98 people were killed and 9 were missing due to the resulting flooding and landslides.[2]

Severe Tropical Storm Virginia

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 12 – September 17
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (1-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Wendy (Yeyeng)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 15 – September 25
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min) 986 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Agnes

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 23 – September 29
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (1-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm Agnes struck Hong Kong killing 5 people.[1]

Super Typhoon Bess

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 25 – October 5
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min) 900 hPa (mbar)

Bess was the strongest storm of the season. The storm formed on September 27 northeast of Palau and dissipated on October 6 north of Japan.

Super Typhoon Carmen

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5-equivalent super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 1 – October 9
Peak intensity280 km/h (175 mph) (1-min) 910 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Anding

Anding did not last long.

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
DurationOctober 5 – October 7
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 

Typhoon Della

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 10 – October 20
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (1-min) 975 hPa (mbar)

Della stayed at sea.

Tropical Storm Elaine

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 5 – November 13
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Faye (Binang)

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4-equivalent typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 13 – November 26
Peak intensity250 km/h (155 mph) (1-min) 930 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Gloria

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationDecember 18 – December 21
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min) 1003 hPa (mbar)

Storm names

  • Agnes 33W
  • Bess 34W
  • Carmen 35W
  • Della 37W
  • Elaine 38W
  • Faye 39W
  • Gloria 40W
  • Hester
  • Irma
  • Judy
  • Kit
  • Lola
  • Mamie
  • Nina
  • Ora
  • Phyllis
  • Rita
  • Susan
  • Tess
  • Viola
  • Winnie
  • Alice
  • Betty
  • Cora
  • Doris
  • Elsie
  • Flossie
  • Grace
  • Helen
  • Ida
  • June
  • Kathy
  • Lorna
  • Marie
  • Nancy
  • Olga
  • Pamela
  • Ruby
  • Sally
  • Therese
  • Violet
  • Wilda
  • Anita
  • Billie
  • Clara
  • Dot
  • Ellen
  • Fran
  • Georgia
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Joan
  • Kate
  • Louise
  • Marge
  • Nora
  • Opal
  • Patsy 1W
  • Ruth 2W
  • Sarah 3W
  • Thelma 4W
  • Vera 5W
  • Wanda 6W
  • Amy 7W
  • Babe 9W
  • Carla 10W
  • Dinah 11W
  • Emma 12W
  • Freda 14W
  • Gilda 15W
  • Harriet 16W
  • Ivy 18W
  • Jean 17W
  • Kim 19W
  • Lucy 20W
  • Mary 21W
  • Nadine 22W
  • Olive 25W
  • Polly 26W
  • Rose 27W
  • Shirley 28W
  • Trix 29W
  • Virginia 31W
  • Wendy 32W

Used Names

Official List
Auxiliary list used

Unused names

Unused names
Kadiang (unused)Dinang (unused)Epang (unused)Gundang (unused)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones in their area of responsibility. PAGASA assigns names to tropical depressions that form within their area of responsibility and any tropical cyclone that might move into their area of responsibility. Should the list of names for a given year prove to be insufficient, names are taken from an auxiliary list, the first 6 of which are published each year before the season starts. Names not retired from this list will be used again in the 1969 season. PAGASA uses its own naming scheme that starts in the Filipino alphabet, with names of Filipino female names ending with "ng" (A, B, K, D, etc.). Names that were not assigned/going to use are marked in gray.

See also


  1. "Historical Information". Archived from the original on 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  2. Digital Typhoon: Disaster Information
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