Satellite Image of Tropical Depression Labuyo (courtesy of PAGASA)

Typhoon Watch 2013: List of Typhoons in the Philippines




It’s not that we want typhoons to visit the Philippines — it’s an inescapable fact that around 20 storms visit the Philippines each year. So, just like in the previous years (see the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists), let’s log each typhoon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The first typhoon in 2012 came in June. Let’s wait and see this year. Drop by from time to time as we update the 2013 list.

[For an explanation on the various Storm Warning Signals, see Vacation Tips: Typhoons in the Philippines]

25. ZORAIDA. On Monday, 11 November 2013, the Tropical Depression East of Southern Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named “ZORAIDA”. It has a maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.

24. YOLANDA (International Name: Haiyan). On Wednesday, 6 November 2013, PAGASA announced that the typhoon East of Mindanao, with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 230 kph, is about to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and will be named “YOLANDA”. Typhoon signal No. 1 was immediately raised over Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Island, Camotes Island, Surigao Del Norte, Siargao Island, Dinagat Island, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte, and Northern part of Agusan Del Sur. By the evening of Thursday, 7 November 2013, gustiness was 260 kph, with Signal No. 4 raised over Masbate, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Province, extreme Northern Cebu, Bantayan Island, Capiz, Aklan, Northern Antique, Northern Iloilo; Signal No.3 over Ticao Island, Sorsogon, Romblon, Calamian Group of Island, rest of Antique, rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Northern Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Bohol, Northern Cebu, Cebu City, Camotes Island, Siargao Island, Dinagat Province; Signal No. 2 over Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Albay, extreme Northern Palawan, Burias islands, rest of Negros Occidental, rest of Negros Oriental, Siquijor, rest of Cebu, Camiguin, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Del Norte; and Signal No. 1 over Metro Manila, Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Southern Quezon, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Lubang Island, rest of Northern Palawan, Puerto Princesa, Misamis Oriental and Agusan del Sur.

23. WILMA. On 4 November 2013, tropical depression Wilma, with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center, entered the PAR.

22. VINTA (International Name: Krosa). This tropical depression entered the PAR on 29 October 2013 and left the Philippines on 1 November 2013.

21. URDUJA. On 22 October 2013, typhoon Urduja entered the PAR and left on 24 October 2013.

20. TINO. A day after typhoon Santi, on 14 October 2013, PAGASA announced that the typhoon east of extreme norther Luzon, with maximum winds of 160 kph near the center, has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was named “TINO”. By the next day, Tino was already outside the PAR with no public storm warning raised.

19. SANTI (International Name: NARI). On 8 October 2013 (Tuesday), PAGASA issued its first weather bulletin, announcing that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Virac, Catanduanes has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “SANTI”. The tropical storm intensified and by 9 October 2013, public storm warning signal No. 1 was raised over Catanduanes, expanded to Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon and Camarines Norte by 10 October 2013. By 10:00 a.m. of Friday, 11 October 2013, Signa No. 2 was raised over La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Cagayan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mt. Province, Tarlac, Zambales, Bulacan, Pampanga, Northern Quezon and Polilio Island, while Signal No. 1 was raised over Metro Manila, Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Lubang Islands, Rest of Quezon, Marinduque, Camarines Provinces, Albay and Catanduanes. It moved out of the PAR on 13 October 2013.

18. RAMIL. On 6 October 2013, PAGASA announced that typhoon “Danas” has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was named “Ramil,” 1,170 km east of Ibayat, Batanes, with maximum winds of 130kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160kph. Ramil was outside the PAR by 7 October 2013. No typhoon signal was raised.

17.  QUEDAN (International Code: FITOW). On 29 September 2013, PAGASA announced that the low pressure area east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Quedan,” with maximum winds of 45 kph near the center. It left the Philippines on 5 October 2013. No public storm signal was issued.

16. PAOLO. On 26 September 2013 (Thursday), PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) west of Zambales has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “PAOLO”, with maximum winds of 45 kph near the center. No public storm signal has been issued up to Friday.

15. ODETTE (International Code: Usagi). On 16 September 2013, PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area east of Casiguran has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Odette”, with a maximum sustained winds of 45 kph. The final weather update was issued at 5:00 a.m. of 22 September 2013, advising that Odette continues to move away from the country.

14. NANDO (International Code: KONG-REY). On 25 August 2013, PAGASA announced that the low pressure area east of Dinagat Islands has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named NANDO. Public storm signals were raised in certain areas of the country. Nando was outside the PAR by 29 August 2013.

13. MARING. On 17 August 2013, PAGASA announced that the low pressure area northeast of Itbayat, Batanes has developed into a tropical depression, with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center, and was named MARING. No public strom signal was raised. Maring left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 21 August 2013.

12. LABUYO (International Code: UTOR). On 9 August 2013, PAGASA announced that the low pressure area has developed into a tropical depression and was named LABUYO, with maximum winds of 45 kph near the center. The first storm warning signal was raised the next day, 10 August 2013, Signal No. 1 over Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quirino and Catanduanes. It expanded and by 11 August 2013, Signal No. 3 was raised over Aurora, Nueva Viscaya, Mr. Province, Polilio Islan, Quirino, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan and La Union; Signal No. 2 over Rizal, Northern Quezon, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Calayan and Babuyan Islands; Signal No. 3 over the rest of Quezon Province, Laguna, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mero Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Batanes. By 12 August 2013, Labuyo was outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

11. KIKO.

10. JOLINA.

9. ISANG.

8. HUANING (International Code: SOULIK).

7. GORIO (International Code: RUMBIA).

6. FABIAN.

5. EMONG.

4. DANTE. On 8 June 2013, PAGASA announced that the low pressure area (LPA) northeast of Virac, Catandaunes has developed into a tropical storm and was named Dante. It was outside the PAR as of 11 June 2013 with no public storm warning signal raised.

3. CRISING. At 5:30 p.m., Monday, 18 February 2013, PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “CRISING”, with the center located at 750 km Southeast of General Santos City. Typhoon Signal No. 1 was immediately declared over Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. By 5pm of Tuesday, 18 February, Signal No. 1 was expanded to include Samal Island, the southern part of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

2. BISING. In its Weather Bulletin Number ONE, issued at 11:00 p.m., Friday, 11 January 2013, PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Surigao City has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Bising”. No public storm warning signal was raised.

1. AURING (international code: Sonamu). The first typhoon of 2013, which entered the PAR. It was declared as a tropical depression on 3 January 2013.

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