From Ambo to Zosimo: PAGASA’s names for tropical cyclones in 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 26 2019 08:44 PM

Strong winds blow a child’s umbrella at a public park in Navotas in August 2019. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News/file


MANILA—The state weather bureau confirmed the tropical-cyclone names it will use next year.

Here is the PAGASA's list:

  • Ambo
  • Butchoy
  • Carina
  • Dindo
  • Enteng
  • Ferdie
  • Gener
  • Helen
  • Igme
  • Julian
  • Kristine
  • Leon
  • Marce
  • Nika
  • Ofel
  • Pepito
  • Quinta
  • Rolly
  • Siony
  • Tonyo
  • Ulysses
  • Vicky
  • Warren
  • Yoyong
  • Zosimo

The PAGASA uses 4 sets of typhoon names in rotation. 

Each set has 10 auxiliary, or "reserve" names, used in case the number of tropical cyclones exceeds 25 in a year.

The first storm recorded in 2019 was Amang, which entered the Philippine area of responsibility on January 19.