Tropical Cyclone Names – Abdul, Fletcher, Timba, Vongfong
|28 August 2009|
Hurricane Bill didn’t make landfall last weekend, and Tropical Storm Danny probably won’t have much impact this weekend. It’s been a rather uneventful storm season for New England thus far.
So let’s spice things up with a selection of tropical cyclone names from areas other than the humdrum Atlantic Ocean:
|Australian Region||Bruce, Fletcher, Gillian, Hamish, Jasmine, Kirrily, Lam, Narelle, Olwyn, Tiffany|
|Central North Pacific||Akoni, Ele, Halola, Iolana, Keoni, Maka, Niala, Oliwa, Ulana, Walaka|
|Eastern North Pacific||Aletta, Blas, Fausto, Isis, Jova, Kiko, Orlene, Paine, Sergio, Wiley|
|Fiji Region||Atu, Beni, Cilla, Funa, Lusi, Nute, Tui, Vaianu, Zita, Zuman|
|Northern Indian Ocean||Baazu, Fanoos, Hudhud, Khai Muk, Mukda, Nargis, Ockhi, Pyarr, Titli, Vaali|
|Papua New Guinea Region||Abdul, Epi, Guba, Gule, Igo, Kamit, Matere, Rowe, Taka, Upia|
|Philippine Region||Basyang, Butchoy, Dencio, Igme, Ineng, Lawin, Ompong, Quiel, Siony, Yoyoy|
|Southwest Indian Ocean||Boloetse, Fame, Humba, Jaya, Olipa, Pindile, Timba, Wilby, Xylo, Zoelle|
|Western North Pacific||Ewiniar, Hagibis, Krovanh, Mindulle, Nock-ten, Phanfone, Songda, Vongfong, Wutip, Yutu|
Did you catch Kirrily up there in the Australian group? I’m really curious about that one. It’s a female name, but not listed in any of the name references I own. I don’t think it’s an indigenous name, as the Maori langauge doesn’t include an L-sound. The most logical explanation I’ve found so far is that it’s a blend of Kira/Kiri and Lee. If you know anything more, please leave a comment.