2000 Pacific typhoon season

The 2000 Pacific typhoon season marked the first year using names contributed by the World Meteorological Organization. It was a rather below-average season, producing a total of 23 tropical storms, 13 typhoons and 4 intense typhoons. The season ran throughout 2000, though typically most tropical cyclones develop between May and October. The season's first named storm, Damrey, developed on May 7, while the season's last named storm, Soulik, dissipated on January 4 of the next year.

2000 Pacific typhoon season
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedFebruary 7, 2000
Last system dissipatedJanuary 4, 2001
Strongest storm
  Maximum winds205 km/h (125 mph)
(10-minute sustained)
  Lowest pressure920 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions51
Total storms23
Super typhoons4 (unofficial)
Total fatalities467 total
Total damage> $13.12 billion (2000 USD)
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The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean to the north of the equator between 100°E and the 180th meridian. Within the northwestern Pacific Ocean, there are two separate agencies that assign names to tropical cyclones, which often results in a storm having two names. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will name a tropical cyclone should it be judged to have 10-minute sustained wind speeds of at least 65 km/h (40 mph) anywhere in the basin, whilst the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) assigns names to tropical cyclones which move into or form as tropical depressions in their area of responsibility, located between 115°E and 135°E and between 5°N and 25°N, regardless of whether or not the tropical cyclone has already been given a name by the JMA. Tropical depressions monitored by the United States' Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) are given a number with a "W" suffix.

Seasonal summary

Typhoon Saomai (2000)Typhoon Bilis (2000)Typhoon Kirogi (2000)


Typhoon Damrey (Asiang)

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationMay 4 – May 12
Peak intensity165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min) 930 hPa (mbar)

The first storm of the season started out as a tropical low near Palau on May 3, when the JTWC first gave the system a poor chance of formation. However within the next few hours the low quickly organized, and the next day the JMA recognized the low as a depression. Operationally it wasn't until May 5 that the JTWC issued its first warning for the newly formed depression. Drifting northwest the depression gradually organized into a tropical storm on May 6. It was given the name Asiang on May 6 by PAGASA[1] and Damrey on May 7 by the JMA, respectively. At this time a weakening sub-tropical ridge was moving northward causing Damrey to move in a northeasterly direction. Damrey became a typhoon early on May 8 and soon thereafter satellite images began to show an eye forming at the center. During the next 24 hours Damrey quite steadily intensified, reaching winds of 130 mph (215 km/h) by May 9. The system became very symmetrical and small, allowing the typhoon to reach a peak intensity of 180 mph (290 km/h) and gusts as high as 220 mph late on May 9. The JTWC unofficially estimated a pressure of 878 mbar, which would make it one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever. Due to the compact structure of the typhoon it would only take twenty-four hours of high vertical wind shear, from a nearby high pressure, to reduce Damrey to a tropical storm. The convection continue to decrease around the LLCC and the system picked up in forward momentum under deteriorating environment.[2] By May 12 Damrey became fully extra-tropical and eventually dissipated on May 16.[3]

Damrey was the strongest May typhoon since Typhoon Phyllis in 1958 but Phyllis had higher wind speeds of 295 km/h (185 mph). Damrey had no significant effects on land in its life.

Tropical Storm Longwang (Biring)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationMay 17 – May 20
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

On May 15, a monsoonal trough associated with a low pressure area formed north west of the Philippines. On May 17 the low pressure area started to drift across the northern Philippines, and rapidly intensified into a tropical storm before quickly dissipating due to vertical wind shear on May 20. The remnants were soon absorbed by a non-tropical low on May 22.

Tropical Depression 03W (Konsing)

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationMay 20 – May 22
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

On May 20, a low pressure area formed south of Hong Kong and drifted east towards the Philippines. On May 21 the low pressure area rapidly organized and strengthened into a tropical depression. However it quickly dissipated due to vertical wind shear.

Tropical Depression 04W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationMay 30 – June 1
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

Unnamed tropical depression

Tropical depression (JMA)
DurationJune 18 – June 18
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1002 hPa (mbar)

A vortex in an active trough over the South China Sea developed into a midget tropical depression on June 18, 35 km south-southwest of Hong Kong. It moved northward and made landfall that day, with its very small circulation being well captured by the Observatory's network of automatic weather stations. The depression brought light rain to Hong Kong and strong winds. Although this tropical depression was widely recognised by Asian agencies, there are still disputes on the nature of this system. It had an unusually small size and formed surprisingly close to land.[4]

Typhoon Kirogi (Ditang)

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 2 – July 8
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

On June 30, an area of disturbed weather was identified roughly 650 km (405 mi) east of the Philippine island of Mindanao. This system gradually organized as it remained stationary, prompting the JTWC to issue a TCFA the following day. The JMA and JTWC began monitoring the disturbance as a tropical depression early on July 2, with the former classifying it as 05W. Several hours later, PAGASA also issued their first advisory on the depression, giving it the local name Ditang. Tracking northward, the system intensified into a tropical storm, at which time it received the name Kirogi, before undergoing rapid intensification late on July 3. Following this phase, the storm attained typhoon intensity and developed a well-defined 59 km (37 mi) wide symmetrical eye. Typhoon Kirogi attained its peak intensity early on July 4 with winds of 155 km/h (100 mph 10-minute sustained) and a barometric pressure of 940 mbar (hPa; 27.76 inHg).

In Japan, hundreds of residents were evacuated as Typhoon Kirogi approached the country. Since the storm weakened considerably from its peak intensity, damage was much less than initially anticipated. In all, damages from the storm amounted to 15 billion yen (2000 value, $140 million USD) and 3 confirmed fatalities.[5][6]

Typhoon Kai-tak (Edeng)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 3 – July 10
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 960 hPa (mbar)

On July 2, a low pressure area formed north west of the Philippines and became a tropical depression on July 3 and started to drift northward, becoming a storm on the 5th and a typhoon on the 6th. Kai-tak continued northward, hitting Taiwan on the 9th. Kai-tak dissipated on the 11th over the Yellow Sea. It was named after Hong Kong's old international airport, Kai Tak Airport.

The combined effects of Kai-tak and Tropical Depression Gloring led to the collapse of a large garbage pile, devastating a scavenger community with 300 shanty homes near Manila. At least 116 people died in the avalanche—some of whom were decapitated by machinery—and at least 73 others were injured.[7]

Tropical Depression 07W (Gloring)

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 11 – July 13
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

Clouds from TD Gloring (07W) affected Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol Region, and Parts of Visayas, but no damage or casualties were reported.

Tropical Depression 08W

Tropical depression (HKO)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 15 – July 17
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (10-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

On July 13 an area of low pressure formed over Luzon and moved north west, and strengthened into a tropical depression on July 14.Tropical Depression 08W made landfall over Yangjiang, Guangdong, China on July 17 and dissipated inland.

Tropical Storm Tembin

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 17 – July 23
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 992 hPa (mbar)

On July 13 a cluster of thunderclouds grouped together to form a low pressure area. On July 14 it started to organize and slowly became a tropical depression on July 19, and quickly intensified into a tropical storm. On July 22 convection was displaced to south of the storm's center due to high wind shear, and caused it to dissipate.

Tropical Depression 10W (Huaning)

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 20 – July 22
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 1000 hPa (mbar)

JTWC treated 10W and 11W as separate depressions, although PAGASA and JMA both considered them the same system. On July 25, 11W became Severe Tropical Storm Bolaven.

Severe Tropical Storm Bolaven (Huaning)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 24 – July 31
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

On July 17, a disturbance with a large area of rotation formed south east of the Philippines.On July 24, favorable conditions allow the disturbance to quickly organize so it became a tropical depression the next day.

Damage of the flooding brought by the extratropical remnants of Bolaven in Primorsky Krai exceeded 600 million rubles ($21.6 million, 2000 USD).[8]

Tropical Storm Chanchu

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 27 – July 30
Peak intensity65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min) 996 hPa (mbar)

The remnants of Tropical Storm Upana encountered a favorable environment just west of the dateline, and they formed Tropical Depression 12W. The depression strengthened into Tropical Storm Chanchu. The name Chanchu, submitted by Macau, is a Chinese word for pearl. Chanchu moved north, and had dissipated by July 30.

Meteorologist Gary Padgett suggested that there was good evidence Chanchu was actually a regeneration of Upana. The official policy is that dateline crossers keep their name. However, there was supposedly some doubt at the time, so Chanchu and Upana were officially treated as distinct tropical cyclones. Also, since Upana had dissipated several days earlier, and the Joint Typhoon Warning Center had already assigned a new number for the system, Gary Padgett deemed it likely that the Japan Meteorological Agency's decision to rename the cyclone was the best choice. Also, a scatterometer pass near 0500 UTC on July 23 indicated an open wave with no closed circulation,[9] evidence that Upana had fully dissipated before restrengthening.

Typhoon Jelawat

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationJuly 31 – August 12
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min) 940 hPa (mbar)

On July 29, a cluster of thunderstorms quickly formed into a low pressure area, which became Tropical Depression 12W on August 1. Favorable conditions allowed the system to rapidly intensify, and it was named Jelawat. On August 2, it reached its peak intensity as a Category 4 typhoon. On August 3, Jelawat weakened into a category 2 typhoon due to unfavorable wind shear. On August 6, Jelawat restrengthened into a category 3 typhoon due to more favorable conditions, and started to develop a large eye which was 60 kilometers across. Weak steering winds soon caused Jelawat to move slowly from August 7 to August 8. On August 7, Jelawat underwent an eyewall replacement cycle for 4 hours, and began to display annular characteristics, with a large, symmetric eye 170 kilometers across surrounded by a thick ring of intense convection. After developing a large, symmetric eye, Jelawat restrengthened from a category 1 typhoon to a category 2 typhoon, but soon weakened back to a category 1 typhoon as it encountered wind shear. It made landfall at southern Shanghai and rapidly weakened.

Tropical Depression 14W

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 7 – August 10
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min) 1008 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 14W developed on August 8. It moved on a parabolic path before dissipating on August 10.

Typhoon Ewiniar

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 9 – August 18
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min) 975 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Ewiniar developed on August 9. It strengthened into a typhoon while moving northward. Ewiniar weakened and eventually curved east-northeastward. The typhoon re-intensified, but dissipated on August 18.

Tropical Depression 16W (Wene)

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 13 – August 15 (Exited basin)
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

A tropical disturbance developed in the Western Pacific Ocean along the eastern periphery of the monsoon trough in mid-August. Located at 33° north, it steadily organized, and became Tropical Depression Sixteen-W on August 15 while located 1700 miles to the northwest of Honolulu, Hawaii. It moved eastward along the west- east oriented surface pressure trough, and crossed the International Date Line later on the 15th.[10] Warmer than usual water temperatures allowed the system to intensify despite its unusually high latitude, and it became Tropical Storm Wene on the 16th. It quickly attained a peak intensity of 50 mph, but weakened due to cooler waters and wind shear. Wene continued to weaken, and dissipated when the storm merged with an extratropical cyclone.

As a depression, Wene was the first western Pacific tropical cyclone to cross the dateline since the 1996 season, and the most recent to do so until Tropical Storm Omeka in the 2010 season. The name Wene is Hawaiian for "Wayne".

  • CPHC archive for Wene.
  • Monthly global tropical cyclone tracks for August found at Typhoon2000

Tropical Depression 17W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 17 – August 18
Peak intensity45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min) 1008 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 17W existed from August 17 to August 18.[11] It did not make landfall and it dissipated quickly. No victims were recorded during the storm's short lifespan.

Typhoon Bilis (Isang)

Violent typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 18 – August 25
Peak intensity205 km/h (125 mph) (10-min) 920 hPa (mbar)

On August 14, a low pressure area formed south of the Mariana islands and started to organize. On August 17 the low pressure area became a tropical depression and as it tracked northwestward, becoming a tropical storm on the 18th and a typhoon on the 19th. Favorable conditions allow Bilis continued to intensify to a super typhoon on the 21st, and it struck the southeastern coast of Taiwan as a Category 5 typhoon on the 22nd. It weakened slightly to a 140 miles per hour (230 km/h) typhoon while crossing the country, and hit China on the 23rd. Significant rainfall fell across Taiwan, with up to 949 millimetres (37.4 in) recorded across northeast sections of the mountainous island.[12] Bilis was responsible for 17 deaths and $133.5 million in damage on Taiwan. The flooding was significant and an unknown number of people drowned in the flooding.

Tropical Storm Kaemi

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 18 – August 23
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 985 hPa (mbar)

On August 19, a low pressure area formed west of the Philippines. Favorable conditions allow the low pressure area to strengthen into a tropical depression on August 20.Kaemi made landfall over Vietnam on August 21 and it was reported that tropical storm Kaemi killed 14 people in Vietnam.[13]

Typhoon Prapiroon (Lusing)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 25 – September 1
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min) 965 hPa (mbar)

On August 24 a large area of disturbed weather formed south of the Philippine sea. Prapiroon killed 75 people in total and caused $6 billion in damages in Korea, China and the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Maria

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 27 – September 2
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 985 hPa (mbar)

The origins of Maria appeared to originate from the inland remnants of Typhoon Bilis, which was pulled south due to the Fujiwhara effect between Typhoon Prapiroon. The low pressure area entered the South China Sea as it drifted south over Hong Kong on August 27. As it was pulled south to the South China Sea, it quickly strengthened into a tropical storm on August 30. Maria made landfall on September 1 east of Hong Kong.

Typhoon Saomai (Osang)

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationAugust 31 – September 16
Peak intensity175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min) 925 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Saomai developed on September 2. It strengthened while heading westward and reached typhoon status. Later in its duration, the typhoon turned northwestward and the PAGASA named it Osang. Eventually, Saomai was classified as a super typhoon, peaking with winds of 175 km/h (110 mph). Thereafter, the typhoon weakened before making landfall in South Korea. It dissipated shortly thereafter.

Tropical Storm Bopha (Ningning)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 4 – September 11
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min) 988 hPa (mbar)

On September 6, a Monsoonal trough quickly spawned an Embedded depression that became a tropical storm on September 9. However, due to the Fujiwhara effect, the much stronger system, Typhoon Saomai dragged Bopha approximately 1,550 kilometers south, and weakened Bopha from September 9–11. The remnants of Bopha continued to move eastwards as it became Severe Tropical Storm Sonamu on September 15.

Typhoon Wukong (Maring)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 4 – September 10
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 955 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Wukong developed in the South China Sea on September 6. It was also named Maring by PAGASA. Wukong strengthened into a typhoon prior to landfall in Hainan and northern Vietnam. The storm dissipated on September 10.

Severe Tropical Storm Sonamu

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 14 – September 18
Peak intensity100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

Severe Tropical Storm Sonamu developed on September 15 from the remnants of Bopha. It headed east-northeastward and then north-northeastward, peaking with winds of 100 km/h (65 mph). By September 18, Sonamu dissipated near Hokkaido.

Typhoon Shanshan

Very strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 17 – September 24
Peak intensity175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min) 925 hPa (mbar)

On September 14, a low-pressure area formed near the southern Marshall Islands. Favorable conditions allowed the low to strengthen into a tropical depression on September 17, and to intensify into a typhoon early on September 20. Shanshan reached peak intensity on September 21 as a Category 4 super typhoon. Due to the Fujiwhara effect, Shanshan was weakened by an extratropical cyclone located south of Kamchatka Krai, and Shanshan merged with it and collapsed into a single extratropical cyclone.

Tropical Depression 27W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationSeptember 27 – October 2
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1008 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm 27W developed on September 28. It moved northeastward and peaked with winds of 65 km/h (40 mph). The storm eventually weakened and dissipated on September 30.

Tropical Depression 28W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 6 – October 13
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 998 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm 28W developed on October 6. It meandered through the South China Sea for about a week, dissipating on October 13.

Typhoon Yagi (Paring)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 21 – October 28
Peak intensity130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min) 965 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Yagi developed on October 22. It was also named Paring by PAGASA. Peaking as a typhoon with winds of 130 km/h (80 mph), Yagi executed a cyclonic loop near the Ryukyu Islands. It then began weakening and dissipated near Taiwan on October 26.

Typhoon Xangsane (Reming)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 24 – November 1
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min) 960 hPa (mbar)

On October 27, Typhoon Xangsane hit southern Luzon of the Philippines. It turned to the north over the South China Sea, and after strengthening to a 100 mph typhoon it hit Taiwan. Xangsane dissipated on Nov. 1st, after causing 181 casualties, 83 of which were from the crash of Singapore Airlines Flight 006 the previous day on October 31, 2000.

Severe Tropical Storm Bebinca (Seniang)

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationOctober 30 – November 7
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min) 980 hPa (mbar)

On November 2, Tropical Storm Bebinca hit the central Philippines. It strengthened to a severe tropical storm and reached a peak of 60 knot winds while crossing the archipelago, due to the contraction of the wind field. Bebinca continued northwestward, eventually dissipating over the South China Sea on the 8th after killing 26 people.[14] Severe Tropical Storm Bebinca made a direct hit over the capital city of Manila, with the center of the storm passing directly over it. Although other typhoons, such as Typhoon Vera in 1983 and Typhoon Angela in 1995, crossed Metro Manila and brought typhoon-force winds to the city of Manila itself, Bebinca was the first storm to have made a direct hit in the city since Severe Tropical Storm Colleen in 1992 which passed over the city at tropical storm level, and the strongest to pass directly over Manila since Typhoon Patsy in 1970.

Tropical Depression 32W

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 7 – November 8
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min) 1004 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 32W developed near Luzon on November 8. It turned northward and later east-northeastward. The depression dissipated on November 10.

Tropical Storm Rumbia (Toyang)

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
DurationNovember 27 – December 7
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min) 990 hPa (mbar)

On November 23, 2000 a low pressure area together with inter-tropical convergence zone developed into a tropical depression. Later that day, JTWC announced that it became a tropical storm. It had maximum of winds of 75 km/h near the center, and a pressure of 990 mbar. It then killed 48 people from the heavy rains which caused widespread flooding. It dissipated on December 7, It was very weak.

Tropical Depression Ulpiang

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
DurationDecember 6 – December 8
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min) 1003 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression Ulpiang flooded many regions in Visayas, causing landslides that killed 3 people.[15]

Typhoon Soulik (Welpring)

Strong typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
DurationDecember 29, 2000 – January 4, 2001
Peak intensity150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min) 955 hPa (mbar)

Typhoon Soulik formed to the east of the Philippines on December 28, 2000. It strengthened into a category 3 typhoon with a central pressure of 955 mbar on January 2. It finally dissipated on January 4, 2001.

Storm names

Within the North-western Pacific Ocean, both the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration assign names to tropical cyclones that develop in the Western Pacific, which can result in a tropical cyclone having two names.[16] The Japan Meteorological Agency's RSMC Tokyo — Typhoon Center assigns international names to tropical cyclones on behalf of the World Meteorological Organization's Typhoon Committee, should they be judged to have 10-minute sustained windspeeds of 65 km/h, (40 mph).[17] While the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration assigns names to tropical cyclones which move into or form as a tropical depression in their area of responsibility located between 135°E and 115°E and between 5°N-25°N even if the cyclone has had an international name assigned to it.[16] The names of significant tropical cyclones are retired, by both PAGASA and the Typhoon Committee.[17] Should the list of names for the Philippine region be exhausted then names will be taken from an auxiliary list of which the first ten are published each season. Unused names are marked in gray.

International names

During the season 23 named tropical cyclones developed in the Western Pacific and were named by the Japan Meteorological Agency, when it was determined that they had become tropical storms. These names were contributed to a list of a 140 names submitted by the fourteen members nations and territories of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee. All of these names were used for the first time this year.



ToyangUlpiangWelpringYerling (unused)
Auxiliary list
Apiang (unused)
Basiang (unused)Kayang (unused)Dorang (unused)Enang (unused)Grasing (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 10 of which are published each year before the season starts. This is the same list used for the 1996 season. This is the last season that the PAGASA uses its own naming scheme that starts in Filipino alphabet, with names of Filipino female names ending with "ng" (A, B, K, D, etc.). The 2001 season is the official start of their new naming scheme that starts with the English Alphabet. Names that were not assigned are marked in gray.

Season effects

This table will list all the storms that developed in the northwestern Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line and north of the equator during 2016. It will include their intensity, duration, name, areas affected, deaths, and damage totals. Classification and intensity values will be based on estimations conducted by the JMA. All damage figures will be in 2016 USD. Damages and deaths from a storm will include when the storm was a precursor wave or an extratropical cyclone.

Name Dates Peak intensity Areas affected Damage
Deaths Refs
Category Wind speed Pressure
TDFebruary 7 – 8Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Mariana Islands NoneNone
Damrey (Asiang)May 5 – 12Very strong typhoon165 km/h (105 mph)930 hPa (27.46 inHg)Caroline Islands None None
Longwang (Biring)May 17 – 20Tropical storm85 km/h (50 mph)990 hPa (29.23 inHg)Philippines, Ryukyu Islands None None
TDMay 17 – 18Tropical depressionNot specified1000 hPa (29.53 inHg)None NoneNone
03W (Konsing)May 20 – 21Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)Philippines, Taiwan NoneNone
04WMay 30 – June 1Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)Vietnam NoneNone
TDJune 18Tropical depressionNot specified1002 hPa (29.59 inHg)South China NoneNone
Kirogi (Ditang)July 2 – 8Very strong typhoon155 km/h (100 mph)940 hPa (27.76 inHg)Japan$140 million5
Kai-tak (Edeng)July 3 – 10Strong typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)960 hPa (28.35 inHg)Philippines, Taiwan, East China, Korea Unknown16
07W (Gloring)July 11 – 13Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1000 hPa (29.53 inHg)Philippines NoneNone
TDJuly 11Tropical depressionNot specified1000 hPa (29.53 inHg)South China NoneNone
08WJuly 15 – 17Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)996 hPa (29.41 inHg)South China NoneNone
TembinJuly 17 – 23Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)992 hPa (29.29 inHg)None None None
TDJuly 21Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)South China, Vietnam NoneNone
10WJuly 20 – 22Tropical depression45 km/h (30 mph)1000 hPa (29.53 inHg)Philippines NoneNone
Bolaven (Huaning)July 24 – 31Severe tropical storm95 km/h (60 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Philippines, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Korea, Russian Far East$21.6 millionNone
ChanchuJuly 27 – 30Tropical storm65 km/h (40 mph)996 hPa (29.41 inHg)None None None
JelawatJuly 31 – August 12Very strong typhoon155 km/h (100 mph)940 hPa (27.76 inHg)Ryukyu Islands, East China Unknown None
TDAugust 1 – 3Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Ryukyu Islands, Japan, Korea NoneNone
14WAugust 7 – 10Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
EwiniarAugust 9 – August 18Strong typhoon120 km/h (75 mph)975 hPa (27.76 inHg)Mariana Islands None None
TDAugust 11Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)None NoneNone
16W (Wene)August 13 – 15Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
17WAugust 16 – 18Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
Bilis (Isang)August 18 – 25Violent typhoon220 km/h (140 mph)920 hPa (27.17 inHg)Caroline Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, China$668 million71
TDAugust 18 – 20Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Japan NoneNone
KaemiAugust 19 – 23Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)985 hPa (29.09 inHg)Vietnam, Cambodia None14
Prapiroon (Lusing)August 24 – September 1Strong typhoon130 km/h (80 mph)950 hPa (28.50 inHg)Caroline Islands, Ryukyu Islands, East China, Taiwan, Korea, Russia$6.01 billion75
MariaAugust 27 – September 2Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)985 hPa (29.09 inHg)China None None
TDAugust 31 – September 1Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)None NoneNone
Saomai (Osang)August 31 – September 16Very strong typhoon175 km/h (110 mph)925 hPa (27.32 inHg)Mariana Islands, Ryukyu Islands, East China, Korea, Russia$6.3 billion28
TDSeptember 1Tropical depressionNot specified1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)None NoneNone
Bopha (Ningning)September 4 – 11Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)988 hPa (29.17 inHg)Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands None None
Wukong (Maring)September 4 – 10Strong typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)955 hPa (28.20 inHg)South China, Vietnam, Laos None None
SonamuSeptember 14 – 18Severe tropical storm100 km/h (65 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Japan NoneNone
TDSeptember 14 – 16Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg))None NoneNone
TDSeptember 17Tropical depressionNot specified1012 hPa (29.88 inHg)None NoneNone
ShanshanSeptember 17 – 24Very strong typhoon175 km/h (110 mph)925 hPa (27.32 inHg)None None None
TDSeptember 27 – 29Tropical depressionNot specified1006 hPa (29.71 inHg)Vietnam NoneNone
27WSeptember 27 – October 2Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
28WOctober 6 – 14Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)998 hPa (29.47 inHg)Vietnam, South China NoneNone
TDOctober 13 – 14Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
TDOctober 17 – 18Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
Yagi (Paring)October 21 – 28Strong typhoon130 km/h (80 mph)965 hPa (28.50 inHg)Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan None None
Xangsane (Reming)October 25 – November 1Strong typhoon140 km/h (85 mph)960 hPa (28.35 inHg)Caroline Islands, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan Unknown181 (83 indirect)
Bebinca (Seniang)October 31 – November 7Severe tropical storm110 km/h (70 mph)980 hPa (28.94 inHg)Philippines, South China None26
32WNovember 7 – 9Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Ryukyu Islands NoneNone
Rumbia (Toyang)November 27 – December 7Tropical storm75 km/h (45 mph)990 hPa (29.23 inHg)Philippines, Vietnam$1 million48
UlpiangDecember 6 – 8Tropical depression55 km/h (35 mph)1004 hPa (29.65 inHg)Philippines None3
TDDecember 24Tropical depressionNot specified1008 hPa (29.77 inHg)None NoneNone
TDDecember 24Tropical depressionNot specified1006 hPa (29.71 inHg)None NoneNone
Soulik (Welpring)December 29, 2000 – January 4, 2001Strong typhoon150 km/h (90 mph)955 hPa (28.20 inHg)None None None
Season aggregates
52 systemsFebruary 7, 2000 
January 4, 2001
220 km/h (140 mph)920 hPa (27.17 inHg)$13.1 billion467

See also


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