Pacific typhoon season

The following is a list of Pacific typhoon seasons. The seasons are limited to the north of the equator between the 100th meridian east and the 180th meridian (aka Prime Antimeridian).

Tracks of all tropical cyclones in the northernwestern Pacific Ocean between 1980 and 2005. The vertical line to the right is the Prime Antimeridian, which corresponds in part to the International Date Line.
Period Seasons
Pre-1900 List of Pacific typhoons before 1850, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s, 1890s
1900s 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
1910s 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919
1920s 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
1930s 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939
1940s 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
1950s 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1960s 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1970s 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
1980s 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990s 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000s 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010s 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
2020s 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

SeasonsEdit

Pre-1940Edit

Year All systems Strongest storm Deaths Damage Notes
TD TS TY STY
1900 23  ?  Guam typhoon >1,965 Unknown
1901 21  ?  De Witte typhoon >4 Unknown
1927 27 25 19  ?  Eleven 15,159 $4 million
1931 30 19  ?  Unnamed 300,349 Unknown
1938 31  ?  Unknown 338 Unknown
1939 28 24 22  TY  Twenty-Six 1,185 $106.15 million
References[1]

1940sEdit

Year All storms Strongest storm Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY
1940 43 27  ?  July typhoon 183 Unknown
1941 28  ?  Unknown Unknown Unknown
1942 30  ?  Unknown Unknown Unknown
1943 34  ?  Unknown Unknown Unknown
1944 23  ?  Cobra >790 Unknown
1945 26 13  TY  Ida >3,798 Unknown None First official season to be included in the West Pacific typhoon database.
1946 15 10  TY  Lilly Unknown Unknown None
1947 27 19 1  TY  Rosalind Unknown Unknown None
1948 26 15 1  TY  Karen Unknown Unknown None
1949 33 22 14 1  TY  Patricia >1,790 $127 million  TY  Kitty
 TY  Lise
 TS  Madeline
 TY  Nelly
 TY  Omelia
 TY  Patricia
 TY  Rena
 TY  Allyn
 TY  Camilla
References[1]

1950sEdit

Year All storms Strongest storm Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names
(JTWC)
Notes
TD TS TY STY
1950 18 12 1  STY  Doris 544 Unknown  TS  Delilah
 TS  Helene
 TY  Jane
 TY  Kezia
 TS  Lucretia
 TY  Missatha
 TY  Ossia
 TY  Petie
1951 31 25 16 1  TY  Marge 1,185 $106.15 million None
1952 29 20 6  STY  Wilma 1,070 Unknown  TS  Jeanne
 TY  Lois
 TY  Nona
 TY  Vae
 STY  Wilma
1953 24 17 5  STY  Nina 430 Unknown None
1954 33 19 15 5  STY  Ida 1,530 Unknown None
1955 39 31 20 4  STY  Clara Unknown Unknown None
1956 39 26 18 5  STY  Wanda >5,980 $60.5 million None
1957 27 22 18 8  STY  Lola 644 Unknown None
1958 24 23 21 9  STY  Ida Unknown Unknown None
1959 33 25 18 8  STY  Joan >8,557 $755 million None Featured Vera, the strongest typhoon on record to make landfall in Japan.
Totals 226 242 175 52 >19,396 $921.65 million 13 names
References[1]

1960sEdit

Year All storms Strongest storm Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JTWC PAGASA
1960 39 30 19 2  STY  Shirley >2,869 $69 million  TS  Lucille
 STY  Ophelia
1961 53 35 20 8  STY  Nancy 308 Unknown None
1962 38 30 23 6  STY  Emma 1,700 $325 million  STY  Karen
1963 36 25 19 8  STY  Judy Unknown Unknown None None First season in which PAGASA names tropical cyclones.
1964 58 39 26 7  STY  Sally >8,743 Unknown  TY  Tilda  TY  Dading Most active tropical cyclone season recorded globally.
1965 44 35 21 11  STY  Bess Unknown Unknown None None Record high eleven super typhoons formed, tied with 1997.
1966 51 30 20 3  STY  Kit 1,146 $377.6 million None None
1967 40 35 20 5  STY  Carla Unknown Unknown None  STY  Welming
1968 39 29 20 4  STY  Agnes Unknown Unknown None None
1969 34 23 13 2  STY  Elsie Unknown Unknown None None
Totals 432 308 201 56 >14,766 $771.6 million 4 names 2 names
References[1]

1970sEdit

Year All storms Strongest
storm
Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JTWC PAGASA
1970 76 26 13 7  STY  Hope >1,847 >$216 million None  STY  Pitang
 STY  Sening
 TY  Titang
 TY  Yoling
1971 70 35 24 6  STY  Irma 617 $57.7 million None None
1972 63 31 24 2  STY  Rita 1,169 $585 million None None
1973 39 21 12 3  STY  Nora >1,011 >$7 million None None
1974 55 32 16 0  TY  Gloria >361 >1.55 billion  TY  Bess  TY  Wening
1975 39 21 14 3  STY  June >229,195 >$1.35 billion None None Deadliest typhoon season on record.
1976 51 25 15 4  STY  Louise >650 >$1.16 billion None  TY  Didang
1977 54 21 11 3  STY  Babe >235 >$23 million None  TY  Unding
1978 63 30 16 1  STY  Rita >371 >$100 million None  TY  Atang
 STY  Kading
1979 54 24 12 4  STY  Tip >541 >$2.24 billion None None Tip was the largest and most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded.
Totals 544 266 157 31 >235,997 >$7.29 billion 1 name 9 names
References[1]

1980sEdit

Year All storms Strongest storm Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JTWC PAGASA
1980 44 24 15 2  STY  Wynne 493 >$200 million None None
1981 52 29 13 2  STY  Elsie >1,268 >$280.2 million  TY  Hazen None
1982 37 25 19 2  STY  Mac 805 >$2.41 billion  STY  Bess None
1983 32 23 10 4  STY  Forrest >1,021 $397 million None None Featured Forrest, the fastest-intensifying tropical cyclone on record.
1984 44 27 16 2  STY  Vanessa 2,919 >$1.1 billion  TY  Ike  TY  Nitang
 TY  Undang
1985 57 28 15 1  STY  Dot 1,355 >$243.1 million None None
1986 48 29 19 3  STY  Peggy >905 >$508.5 million None None Wayne was the longest-lived tropical cyclone on record in the north-western Pacific.
1987 32 23 17 6  STY  Betty 1,402 $1.3 billion None  STY  Katring
 STY  Herming
 STY  Sisang
1988 54 31 11 1  STY  Nelson >786 >$503.9 million  TY  Roy  TY  Unsang
 TY  Yoning
1989 55 32 20 5  STY  Gordon
 STY  Elsie
3,328 $2.24 billion None None
Totals 455 271 155 28  STY  Forrest >13,477 >$9.18 billion 4 names 7 names
References[1]

1990sEdit

Year
All storms Strongest
storm
Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JTWC PAGASA
1990 41 29 19 4  STY  Flo 1,608 $5.25 billion  STY  Mike  STY  Ruping
1991 38 29 17 5  STY  Yuri 5,505 $10.1 billion  STY  Mireille
 TS  Thelma
 TS  Uring Mireille was the costliest typhoon on record, until surpassed by Hagibis in 2019.
1992 40 31 16 5  STY  Gay 399 $2.64 billion  STY  Omar None
1993 50 28 15 3  STY  Koryn >758 >$1.96 billion None  TY  Monang
1994 52 36 18 6  STY  Melissa
 STY  Seth
1,301 $8.14 billion None None
1995 47 24 8 5  STY  Angela 1,314 $1.21 billion  STY  Angela  STY  Rosing
1996 52 25 16 6  STY  Herb 936 $6.88 billion None None
1997 47 28 16 11  STY  Ivan
 STY  Joan
4,036 >$4.59 billion None None Most Category 5 storms in a single season on record.
Featured two simultaneous Category 5 typhoons at the same time.
1998 33 16 8 3  STY  Zeb 924 $950.8 million None  STY  Iliang
 STY  Loleng
Latest start for the first named system to develop.
1999 45 20 5 1  STY  Bart 976 $18.36 billion None None Featured the lowest number of typhoons on record.
Totals 445 266 138 38  STY  Zeb 17,757 $60.08 billion 5 names 6 names
References[1]

2000sEdit

Year All storms Strongest
storm
Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JMA PAGASA
2000 51 23 13 4  VITY  Bilis 467 >$13.12 billion None None First year using names assigned by the JMA.
2001 45 25 16 3  VITY  Faxai 1,193 $2.32 billion  TS  Vamei  TY  Nanang Featured the closest tropical cyclone to the equator (Vamei).
2002 44 26 15 8  VSTY  Fengshen 725 $9.54 billion  VSTY  Chataan
 VSTY  Rusa
 TY  Pongsona
 TY  Gloria
2003 45 21 14 5  VITY  Maemi 360 $6.43 billion  TS  Yanyan
 VSTY  Imbudo
 VITY  Maemi
 TY  Harurot Featured Maemi, the most powerful typhoon to strike South Korea on record.
2004 45 29 19 6  VITY  Chaba 2,435 $18.51 billion  VSTY  Sudal
 VSTY  Tingting
 VSTY  Rananim
 TY  Unding
 TS  Violeta
 TD  Winnie
Third most active Pacific typhoon season.
2005 33 24 13 4  VITY  Haitang 629 $9.73 billion  VSTY  Matsa
 VSTY  Nabi
 VSTY  Longwang
None
2006 43 23 15 6  VITY  Yagi 3,886 $14.4 billion  VSTY  Chanchu
 STS  Bilis
 VITY  Saomai
 VSTY  Xangsane
 VITY  Durian
 TY  Milenyo
 STY  Reming
Featured multiple typhoon landfalls in the Philippines.
2007 45 24 14 5  VITY  Sepat 463 $7.73 billion None None
2008 41 22 11 3  VITY  Jangmi 1,965 $5.97 billion None  STS  Cosme
 TY  Frank
2009 41 22 13 5  VITY  Nida 2,348 $10.29 billion  TY  Morakot
 TY  Ketsana
 VSTY  Parma
 TS  Feria
 TY  Ondoy
 STY  Pepeng
Featured Morakot, the deadliest typhoon to impact Taiwan in recorded history.
Totals 433 239 143 48  VITY  Nida 14,471 $98.04 billion 21 names 13 names
References[1]

2010sEdit

Year All storms Strongest storm Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JMA PAGASA
2010 29 14 7 1  VITY  Megi 384 $2.95 billion  VSTY  Fanapi  STY  Juan
 TY  Katring
Least active Pacific typhoon season on record.
2011 39 21 8 4  VITY  Songda 3,111 $7.68 billion  STS  Washi  TS  Bebeng
 TY  Juaning
 STY  Mina
 TY  Pedring
 STS  Sendong
2012 34 25 14 4  VITY  Sanba 2,486 $20.79 billion  VSTY  Vicente
 VITY  Bopha
 STY  Pablo Fourth costliest season ever recorded.
2013 49 31 13 5  VITY  Haiyan 6,836 $26.43 billion  STS  Sonamu
 VITY  Utor
 TY  Fitow
 VITY  Haiyan
 STY  Labuyo
 TY  Santi
 STY  Yolanda
Most active since 2004, deadliest since 1975, third-costliest season on record.
2014 32 23 11 8  VITY  Vongfong 572 $12.92 billion  VSTY  Rammasun  TY  Glenda
 STY  Jose
 TS  Mario
 STY  Ruby
 TS  Seniang
Most Category 5 typhoons since 1997.
2015 39 27 18 9  VITY  Soudelor 349 $14.84 billion  VITY  Soudelor
 VSTY  Mujigae
 VSTY  Koppu
 VSTY  Melor
 STY  Lando
 TY  Nona
Saw each month having a named storm active since 1965.
2016 51 26 13 6  VITY  Meranti 971 $17.69 billion  VITY  Meranti
 VSTY  Sarika
 VITY  Haima
 VITY  Nock-ten
 TY  Karen
 STY  Lawin
 STY  Nina
Fifth latest start for a Pacific typhoon season and second latest start for the first named system to develop.
2017 42 27 11 2  VSTY  Lan 855 $15.1 billion  TY  Hato
 TS  Kai-tak
 TY  Tembin
 TS  Urduja
 TY  Vinta
Second latest start for a typhoon to develop since 1998.
2018 45 29 13 7  VITY  Kong-rey
 VITY  Yutu
772 $30.23 billion  TS  Rumbia
 VITY  Mangkhut
 VITY  Yutu
 STY  Ompong
 STY  Rosita
 TD  Usman
Fourth earliest start for a tropical storm to develop since 1949, second-costliest season on record.
2019 50 29 17 5  VITY  Halong 389 $34.14 billion  VITY  Lekima
 VSTY  Faxai
 VITY  Hagibis
 VSTY  Kammuri
 TY  Phanfone
 TY  Tisoy
 TY  Ursula
Earliest start for a tropical storm to develop on record, costliest season on record.
Totals 410 252 125 51  VITY  Megi 16,718 $183 billion 28 names 28 names
References[1]

2020sEdit

Year All storms Strongest
storm
Deaths Damage
(USD)
Retired names Notes
TD TS TY STY JMA PAGASA
2020 32 23 10 2  VITY  Goni 457 $4.06 billion  VSTY  Vongfong
 TS  Linfa
 VSTY  Molave
 VITY  Goni
 VSTY  Vamco
 TY  Ambo
 TY  Quinta
 STY  Rolly
 TY  Ulysses
Featured the strongest landfalling tropical cyclone on record, Goni
2021 41 22 9 5  VITY  Surigae 554 $3.79 billion TBD  TY  Jolina
 STS  Maring
 STY  Odette
Includes the most intense typhoon ever recorded in April, Surigae.
2022 36 25 10 3  VITY  Nanmadol 486 $3.38 billion TBD TBD Featured two simultaneous storms in April (Malakas and Megi).
2023 0 0 0 0 None None TBD TBD
Totals 109 70 29 10  VITY  Surigae 1,497 $11.2 billion 5 names 7 names

See alsoEdit

Parent topicsEdit

Other tropical cyclone basinsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Unattributed (2010-08-31). "Annual frequency of cyclonic disturbances (Maximum sustained windspeeds of 17 knots or more), Cyclones (34 knots or more) and Severe Cyclones (48 knots or more) over the Bay of Bengal (BOB), Arabian Sea (AS) and land surface of India" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-08-20.