As with the Atlantic basin, it uses alternating women's and men's names, and also includes some Spanish and a few French names. Names are drawn in order from predetermined lists. The names are assigned in alphabetical order and used in rotating order without regard to year. The latest typhoon watches and warnings for the South Pacific Basin. The names are intended to reduce confusion in the event of concurrent storms in the same basin. [1] If all of the names on a list are used, storms are named using the letters of the Greek alphabet. [1] The names of significant tropical cyclones are retired from the lists, with a replacement name selected at the next Hurricane Committee meeting. United States National Hurricane Center – RSMC Miami, United States Central Pacific Hurricane Center – RSMC Honolulu, India Meteorological Department – RSMC New Delhi, Indonesia Badan Meteorologi & Geofisika – TCWC Jakarta, Australia Bureau of Meteorology – TCWC Perth, Darwin, Brisbane, Meteorological Service of New Zealand – TCWC Wellington, Brazilian Navy Hydrography Center – Marine Meteorological Service, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tropical_cyclone_naming&oldid=995257673, Wikipedia pending changes protected pages, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Equator northward, European and African Atlantic Coasts – 140°W, This page was last edited on 20 December 2020, at 01:29. This is a list of tropical cyclones, subdivided by basin.See the list of tropical cyclone records for individual records set by individual tropical cyclones.. The storm left hundreds of homes destroyed. [6] If a name is assigned to a tropical cyclone that causes loss of life or significant damage and disruption to the way of life of a community, then the name assigned to that storm is retired from the list of names for the region. The tradition started with hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, where tropical storms that reach sustained wind speeds of 39 miles per hour were given names. When Cyclone Amphan—the strongest storm yet recorded in the Bay of Bengal—came barreling towards South Asia, communities went on high alert. [5][6], Any member of the World Meteorological Organization's hurricane, typhoon and tropical cyclone committees can request that the name of a tropical cyclone be retired or withdrawn from the various tropical cyclone naming lists. Plus, it should not be "very rude and cruel" in nature and easy to pronounce. Severe tropical cyclones are responsible for large number of causalities and considerable damage to property and agricultural crop. [1][4][5] However, standards vary from basin to basin, with some systems named in the Western Pacific when they develop into tropical depressions or enter PAGASA's area of responsibility. [5] Systems are named in conjunction with Météo-France Reunion by either Météo Madagascar or the Mauritius Meteorological Service. The 2020 Pacific typhoon season is a slightly below-average event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation in which tropical cyclones form in the western Pacific Ocean. According to the IMD guidelines, the proposed name should be neutral to politics, political figures, religious beliefs, cultures and gender. [6] A replacement name is then submitted to the next World Meteorological Organization's RA V Tropical Cyclone Committee meeting. 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