2002 Pacific Typhoon Season - Storm Names

Storm Names

Western North Pacific tropical cyclones are named by the RSMC Tokyo-Typhoon Center of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Names are selected from the following sequential list, there is no annual list. Names were contributed by 13 members of the ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee, except for Singapore. The 13 nations or territories, along with Micronesia, each submitted 10 names, which are used in alphabetical order by the English name of the country. The first storm of 2002 was named Tapah and the final one was named Pongsona.

  • Tapah
  • Mitag
  • Hagibis
  • Noguri
  • Rammasun
  • Chataan
  • Halong
  • Nakri
  • Fengshen
  • Kalmaegi
  • Fung-wong
  • Kammuri
  • Phanfone
  • Vongfong
  • Rusa
  • Sinlaku
  • Hagupit
  • Changmi
  • Mekkhala
  • Higos
  • Bavi
  • Maysak
  • Haishen
  • Pongsona

Two central pacific storms, Hurricane Ele 02C and Hurricane Huko 03C, crossed into this basin. They became Typhoon Ele and Typhoon Huko keeping their original name and "C" suffix.

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