1996 Pacific typhoon season

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1996 Pacific typhoon season
1996 Pacific typhoon season summary.jpg
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed January 12, 1996
Last system dissipated December 29, 1996
Strongest storm
Name Herb
 • Maximum winds 175 km/h (110 mph)
(10-minute sustained)
 • Lowest pressure 925 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions 52
Total storms 31
Typhoons 16
Super typhoons 6
Total fatalities 935
Total damage $6.88 billion (1996 USD)
Related articles
Pacific typhoon seasons
1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

The 1996 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1996, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between May and November.[1] These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.

The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, north of the equator and west of the international date line. Storms that form east of the date line and north of the equator are called hurricanes; see 1996 Pacific hurricane season. Tropical Storms formed in the entire west pacific basin were assigned a name by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Tropical depressions in this basin have the "W" suffix added to their number. Tropical depressions that enter or form in the Philippine area of responsibility are assigned a name by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA. This can often result in the same storm having two names.

Season summary[edit]

Systems[edit]

The 1996 season was very active. Forty-three tropical cyclones formed this year, of which 34 became tropical storms. Fifteen storms reached typhoon intensity, of which six reached super typhoon strength.

Tropical Storm 01W (Asiang)[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
01W Feb 28 1996 0457Z.png 1-W 1996 track.png
Duration February 28 – March 1
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

On February 23, a large area of convection developed south of the Philippines Sea. The convection developed into a low pressure area and was at first bombarded by wind shear, but conditions soon turned favorable which allowed it to strengthen rapidly on February 27 before becoming a Tropical depression later that day. The JMA upgraded 01W into a Tropical Storm before it drifted over the Philippines on February 29, and weakened slightly due to land interaction.[2][3] On March 1, a cold front brought cold, dry air and vertical wind shear which pushed the system south caused the system's low level circulation center to become exposed. The exposed remnants of 01W continued to drift south, before being completely absorbed by the Intertropical Convergence Zone.[citation needed]

Tropical Storm Ann (Biring)[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ann Apr 7 1996 0000Z.png Ann 1996 track.png
Duration April 1 – April 10
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (10-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Ann (Biring) developed on March 30. The storm struck the Philippines on April 7 and dissipated three days later.

Tropical Depression 03W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
03W Apr 25 1996 0623Z.png 3-W 1996 track.png
Duration April 25 – April 26
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min)  1004 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 03W existed over the South China Sea from April 25 to April 26.

Typhoon Bart (Konsing)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Bart May 15 1996 2259Z.jpg Bart 1996 track.png
Duration May 8 – May 18
Peak intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min)  930 hPa (mbar)

Bart existed from May 8 to May 18.

Tropical Storm Cam (Ditang)[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Cam May 23 1996 0300Z.png Cam 1996 track.png
Duration May 18 – May 24
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  994 hPa (mbar)

Cam developed over the South China Sea on May 18. The cyclone headed northeastward to east-northeastward and dissipated over the Pacific Ocean on May 23.

Typhoon Dan[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Dan Jul 9 1996 0436Z.png Dan 1996 track.png
Duration July 5 – July 12
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  970 hPa (mbar)

Dan existed from July 5 to July 11.

Typhoon Eve[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Eve Jul 16 1996 0500Z.jpg Eve 1996 track.png
Duration July 13 – July 24
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

A Tropicl Upper Tropospheric Trough spawned Tropical Depression 7W on July 10 over the open Western Pacific. It tracked generally west-northwestward, strengthening to a tropical storm on the 14th. On the 15th Eve became a typhoon, which was followed by a period of explosive deepening to a 100 mph Typhoon, with a pressure drop of 40 mb from early on the 15th to early on the 16th. An eyewall replacement cycle weakened Eve to a 95 mph typhoon, but as the outer eyewall contracted, the storm again reached wind speeds of 97 mph before hitting southern Japan on the 18th. Rapidly weakening over the mountains, Eve turned eastward over the islands and the last warning was issued on the 20th. It restrengthened to a tropical storm east of Japan, and continued northeastward until dissipation on the 27th. Eve, despite being a Category 4 at landfall, caused no reported deaths and only 9 injuries.[4]

Severe Tropical Storm Frankie (Edeng)[edit]

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Frankie1996072318GMS5IR.jpg Frankie 1996 track.png
Duration July 20 – July 25
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

An active monsoon trough over the Western Pacific Ocean developed 3 typhoons; Frankie, Gloria, and Herb. The first, Frankie, developed in the South China Sea on July 19. It tracked west-northwestward and became a tropical storm on the 21st. After crossing the island of Hainan Frankie rapidly intensified to a 100 mph typhoon, 945 millibar over the Gulf of Tonkin. It northern Vietnam on the 23rd, and dissipated 2 days later over China. 104 people were reported killed or missing in association with Frankie, and damage figures are estimated at over $200 million (1996 US Dollars).[4]

Typhoon Gloria (Gloring)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Gloria1996072409GMS5VS.jpg Gloria 1996 track.png
Duration July 21 – July 28
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

The same monsoon trough that spawned Frankie also spawned a tropical depression on July 19 east of the Philippines. It headed northwestward, slowly organizing into a tropical storm on the 22nd. The next day Gloria reached typhoon strength, and a day later it reached its peak of 100 mph winds. Gloria brushed the northern coast of the Philippines and turned northward to hit Taiwan on the 26th. After crossing the island and the Taiwan Straight, Gloria hit China where she dissipated on the 27th. Gloria caused 23 casualties, 20 of which were in the northern Philippines. In addition, damage was estimated at $20 million (1996 USD).[4]

Typhoon Herb (Huaning)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Typhoon Herb.gif Herb 1996 track.png
Duration July 23 – August 4
Peak intensity 175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min)  925 hPa (mbar)

Super Typhoon Herb was the strongest and the largest storm of 1996. Herb struck Ryūkyū Islands, Taiwan and People's Republic of China. Maximum sustained winds of the cyclone reached 160 miles per hour (260 km/h) over the open ocean. The system led to 590 casualties and US$5 billion in damage (1996 dollars).[4]

Tropical Depression Ian[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
Ian Jul 29 1996 0417Z.png Ian 1996 track.png
Duration July 28 – July 29
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

Ian existed from July 27 to July 31.

Severe Tropical Storm Joy[edit]

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Joy Aug 2 1996 0336Z.png Joy 1996 track.png
Duration July 29 – August 6
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  980 hPa (mbar)

Joy existed from July 29 to August 6.

Typhoon Kirk (Isang)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Kirk 12-08-19960949ZIRNoaa12.gif Kirk 1996 track.png
Duration August 3 – August 15
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)  955 hPa (mbar)

A monsoon depression developed on July 28 over the open Pacific Ocean. It headed northwestward, slowly consolidating to become a tropical storm on the 5th. While south of Japan, Kirk drifted to the southeast and looped back to the west, strengthening to a typhoon on the 8th while looping. It continued slowly northwestward, and while curving to the northeast Kirk reached a peak of 110 mph winds. The typhoon struck southwestern Japan at that intensity on the 14th. It weakened over the country, and dissipated on the 16th over the northern Pacific. Kirk caused heavy flooding, resulting in at least 2 deaths and moderate damage.[4]

Tropical Storm Lisa[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Lisa Aug 6 1996 0614Z.png Lisa 1996 track.png
Duration August 5 – August 9
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Lisa developed over the South China Sea on August 4. The storm headed northeastward and struck China on August 6, then dissipated two days later.

Tropical Depression 15W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
15W Aug 15 1996 0255Z.png 15-W 1996 track.png
Duration August 12 – August 16
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 15W existed from August 11 to August 17.

Tropical Depression Marty[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
Marty1996081309GMS5IR.jpg Marty 1996 track.png
Duration August 12 – August 16
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

The monsoon trough spawned a tropical depression over southern China on August 11. It drifted southwestward, entering the Gulf of Tonkin on the 12th. An extremely small cyclone, it reached tropical storm strength on the 13th and a peak of 60 mph on the 14th. Marty made landfall on the 14th on northern Vietnam, where it dissipated 3 days later. Though small and somewhat weak, Marty managed to cause moderate damage and flooding, amounting to the deaths of 125 with 107 people missing.[4]

Tropical Depression 17W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
17W Aug 14 1996 0124Z.png 17-W 1996 track.png
Duration August 14 – August 16
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  1008 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 17W existed from August 13 to August 16.

Typhoon Niki (Lusing)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Niki Aug 22 1996 0640Z.png Niki 1996 track.png
Duration August 17 – August 23
Peak intensity 120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)  970 hPa (mbar)

Niki developed on August 16. It struck Luzon on August 19 and then crossed the South China Sea. The typhoon later made landfall in Hainan on August 20 and northern Vietnam on August 21. Niki dissipated by August 23.

Typhoon Orson[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Orson Aug 25 1996 2049Z.png Orson 1996 track.png
Duration August 20 – September 3
Peak intensity 140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)  955 hPa (mbar)

Orson existed from August 20 to September 3.

Tropical Storm Piper[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Piper Aug 25 1996 0248Z.png Piper 1996 track.png
Duration August 22 – August 26
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Piper existed from August 22 to August 26.

Tropical Depression 21W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
21W Aug 26 1996 0300Z.png 21-W 1996 track.png
Duration August 26 – August 27
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min)  1008 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 21W existed from August 25 to August 29.

Tropical Depression Rick[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
Rick Aug 30 1996 0151Z.png Rick 1996 track.png
Duration August 28 – September 2
Peak intensity 65 km/h (40 mph) (1-min)  1004 hPa (mbar)

Rick existed from August 27 to September 3.

Typhoon Sally (Maring)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Sally Sept 7 1996 2248Z.png Sally 1996 track.png
Duration September 5 – September 10
Peak intensity 155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min)  940 hPa (mbar)

On September 2, a tropical depression developed well east of the Philippines. It headed west-northwestward, reaching tropical storm strength on the 5th and typhoon strength on the 6th. On the 7th Sally rapidly intensified to a 160 mph Super Typhoon while passing just north of the Philippines. It weakened slightly yet steadily to a 115 mph typhoon over the South China Sea, hitting the Luichow Peninsula of China on the 9th, and dissipated the next day over the country. Sally brought heavy rain and damage to China, causing 114 casualties, 110 people missing, and economic losses estimated at $1.5 billion (1996 USD).[4]

Tropical Depression 24W (Ningning)[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
24W Sept 12 1996 0600Z.png 24-W 1996 track.png
Duration September 10 – September 14
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  996 hPa (mbar)

Ningning developed on September 6. It struck Luzon on September 9 and then entered the South China Sea. Ningning dissipated offshore Vietnam on September 14.

Typhoon Violet (Osang)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Violet Sept 16 1996 0529Z.png Violet 1996 track.png
Duration September 11 – September 23
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  935 hPa (mbar)

Violet existed from September 11 to September 23.

Typhoon Tom[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Tom Sept 16 1996 0347Z.png Tom 1996 track.png
Duration September 12 – September 20
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Tom existed from September 11 to September 21.

Severe Tropical Storm Willie[edit]

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Willie Sept 20 1996 0626Z.png Willie 1996 track.png
Duration September 15 – September 23
Peak intensity 100 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)  985 hPa (mbar)

An active monsoon trough that also developed Typhoons Tom (25W) and Violet (26W) spawned a tropical depression in the Gulf of Tonkin on September 16. It moved counter-clockwise around Hainan Island, becoming a tropical storm on the 17th and a typhoon on the 19th. It crossed the narrow Hainan Strait between Hainan and China, and continued west-southwestward across the Gulf of Tonkin. Willie made landfall on Vietnam on the 22nd, and dissipated the next day. The typhoon resulted in 38 fatalities from flooding.[4]

Typhoon Yates[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Yates Sept 25 1996 0348Z.png Yates 1996 track.png
Duration September 21 – October 1
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  935 hPa (mbar)

Yates lasted from September 19 to October 1.

Typhoon Zane (Paring)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Zane Sept 29 1996 0449Z.png Zane 1996 track.png
Duration September 23 – October 3
Peak intensity 150 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)  950 hPa (mbar)

Zane existed from September 23 to October 3.

Tropical Depression Abel (Reming)[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
Abel Oct 12 1996 0547Z.png Abel 1996 track.png
Duration October 10 – October 17
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

In the Philippines, Abel killed eight people, left seven others missing and caused $4.3 million (1996 USD, $6.4 million 2013 USD[5]) in damages.

Tropical Depression 31W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
31W Oct 13 1996 0353Z.png 31-W 1996 track.png
Duration October 15 – October 16
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min)  1006 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 31W existed from October 13 to October 17.

Severe Tropical Storm Beth (Seniang)[edit]

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Beth Oct 19 1996 0612Z.png Beth 1996 track.png
Duration October 11 – October 22
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

Beth developed on October 13. It struck Luzon on October 17 and then reached the South China Sea. On October 21, Beth moved ashore in Vietnam and dissipated the next day.

Typhoon Carlo[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Carlo Oct 24 1996 0336Z.png Carlo 1996 track.png
Duration October 20 – October 26
Peak intensity 130 km/h (80 mph) (10-min)  965 hPa (mbar)

Carlo existed from October 20 to October 26.

Tropical Depression 34W[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
34W Oct 27 1996 0622Z.png 34-W 1996 track.png
Duration October 24 – October 30 (Exited basin)
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 34W formed over the Sulu Sea on October 24. It struck Pawalan on the next day. After tracking across the South China Sea, 34W made landfall in Thailand on October 30. It crossed the Malay Peninsula and entered the North Indian Ocean basin later that day. The storm dissipated shortly thereafter, but later re-developing into the Andhra Pradesh cyclone.

Tropical Depression 35W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
35W Nov 3 1996 0649Z.png 35-W 1996 track.png
Duration November 1 – November 3
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (1-min)  998 hPa (mbar)

35W killed 60 people and caused $138 million in damages.[6]

Typhoon Dale (Ulpiang)[edit]

Typhoon (JMA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Dale Nov 11 1996 0522Z.png Dale 1996 track.png
Duration November 3 – November 13
Peak intensity 165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)  930 hPa (mbar)

A cluster of thunderstorm activity formed southeast of Guam on November 2. The system slowly organized, becoming a tropical depression on November 4. Remaining nearly stationary, the depression intensified into a tropical storm late in the day. The cyclone then turned westward, becoming a typhoon by November 7. Late in the day, Dale passed south of Guam bringing winds as high as 74 knots (137 km/h) and high seas which overtopped cliffs 30 metres (98 ft) high. Damage on the island totaled US$3.5 million (1996 dollars.) Continuing to intensify, Dale became a supertyphoon in the Philippine Sea on November 9. On November 10, Dale turned north, recurving east of the Philippines. On November 14, Dale accelerated east-northeast at more than 60 knots (110 km/h) as it became an extratropical cyclone.[4]

Tropical Storm Ernie (Toyang)[edit]

Tropical storm (JMA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Ernie Nov 8 1996 0554Z.png Ernie 1996 track.png
Duration November 4 – November 16
Peak intensity 75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)  992 hPa (mbar)

In the Philippines, Ernie killed 24 people, left 12 others missing and caused $5.1 million in damages.

Tropical Depression 38W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
38W Nov 7 1996 0243Z.png 38-W 1996 track.png
Duration November 5 – November 8
Peak intensity 95 km/h (60 mph) (1-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Storm 38W existed from November 4 to November 12.

Tropical Depression 39W[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Ernie Nov 8 1996 0554Z.png 39-W 1996 track.png
Duration November 7 – November 8
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  1006 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 39W developed on November 6. It struck Luzon on November 8 and then dissipated two days later.

Tropical Depression 40W[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
40W Nov 25 1996 0427Z.png 40-W 1996 track.png
Duration November 24 – November 26
Peak intensity 45 km/h (30 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 40W developed on November 25. It struck Mindanao several hours before dissipating on November 30.

Tropical Depression 41W[edit]

Tropical depression (SSHWS)
41W Dec 18 1996 0658Z.png 41-W 1996 track.png
Duration December 14 – December 20
Peak intensity 55 km/h (35 mph) (1-min)  1000 hPa (mbar)

Tropical Depression 41W existed over the South China Sea from December 14 to December 20.

Severe Tropical Storm Fern[edit]

Severe tropical storm (JMA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Fern Dec 26 1996 0600Z.png Fern 1996 track.png
Duration December 21 – December 29
Peak intensity 110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)  975 hPa (mbar)

A tropical depression formed on December 21, when a low-level circulation center began to produce deep convection. The depression strengthened into a tropical storm the next day, and was given the name Fern by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm slowly intensified into a Category 1 typhoon on the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale, according to JTWC. Fern peaked north of Yap on December 26, with JTWC assessing winds of 150 km/h (90 mph), while the Regional Specialized Meteorological Center, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) assessed peak winds of 110 km/h (70 mph), just below typhoon strength. The storm soon became sheared and weakened slowly. Fern continued to weaken to a tropical depression on December 30. Both agencies stopped advisories later on the same day.

Tropical Depression Greg[edit]

Tropical depression (JMA)
Tropical Storm (SSHWS)
Gerg Dec 25 1996 0600Z.png Greg 1996 track.png
Duration December 24 – December 27
Peak intensity 85 km/h (50 mph) (1-min)  1002 hPa (mbar)

Two active monsoon troughs that also developed Typhoon Fern and Southern Hemisphere Cyclones Ophelia, Phil, and Fergus spawned Tropical Depression 43W in the South China Sea on December 21. Due to the troughs' nature, the depression headed east-southeastward, where it strengthened into the final tropical storm of the year on the 24th; Greg. After reaching a peak of 45 knots (83 km/h) winds it crossed the northern part of Borneo on the 25th. It continued east-southeastward until dissipation on the 27th, south of the Philippines. Greg caused extensive property damage on Borneo from torrential flooding, resulting in 127 deaths and 100 people missing.[4]

Storm names[edit]

During the season 30 named tropical cyclones developed in the Western Pacific and were named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, when it was determined that they had become tropical storms. These names were contributed to a revised list which started in 1996.

Ann Bart Cam Dan Eve Frankie Gloria Herb Ian Joy Kirk Lisa Marty Niki Orson
Piper Rick Sally Tom Violet Willie Yates Zane Abel Beth Carlo Dale Ernie Fern Greg

Philippines[edit]

Asiang Biring Konsing Ditang Edeng
Gloring Huaning Isang Lusing Maring
Ningning Osang Paring Reming Seniang
Toyang Ulpiang Welpring (unused) Yerling (unused)
Auxiliary list
Aring (unused)
Basiang (unused) Kayang (unused) Dorang (unused) Enang (unused) Grasing (unused)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones in their area of responsibility. PAGASA assigns names to tropical depressions that form within their area of responsibility and any tropical cyclone that might move into their area of responsibility. Should the list of names for a given year prove to be insufficient, names are taken from an auxiliary list, the first 10 of which are published each year before the season starts. Names not retired from this list will be used again in the 2000 season. This is the same list used for the 1992 season. PAGASA uses its own naming scheme that starts in the Filipino alphabet, with names of Filipino female names ending with "ng" (A, B, K, D, etc.). Names that were not assigned/going to use are marked in gray.

Season effects[edit]

This table summarizes all the systems that developed within or moved into the North Pacific Ocean, to the west of the International Date Line during 1997. The tables also provide an overview of a systems intensity, duration, land areas affected and any deaths or damages associated with the system.

Name Dates active Peak classification Sustained
wind speeds
Pressure Areas affected Damage
(USD)
Deaths Refs
TD January 12 Tropical depression Not specified 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) Philippines None None
01W (Asiang) February 28 – March 1 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) Philippines None None
Ann (Biring) April 1 – 10 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 1000 hPa (29.53 inHg) Caroline Islands, Philippines None None
03W April 25 – 26 Tropical depression 45 km/h (30 mph) 1004 hPa (29.65 inHg) None None None
Bart (Konsing) May 8 – 18 Typhoon 175 km/h (110 mph) 930 hPa (27.46 inHg) Philippines None None
Cam (Ditang) May 18 – 24 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 994 hPa (29.35 inHg) Philippines, Tawian None None
TD June 13 – 15 Tropical depression Not specified 1004 hPa (29.65 inHg) South China None None
Dan July 5 – 12 Typhoon 120 km/h (75 mph) 970 hPa (28.64 inHg) Japan None None
Eve July 13 – 24 Typhoon 155 km/h (100 mph) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) Japan None None
Frankie (Edeng) July 20 – 25 Severe tropical storm 95 km/h (60 mph) 975 hPa (28.79 inHg) South China, Vietnam $204 million 104
Gloria (Gloring) July 21 – 18 Typhoon 120 km/h (75 mph) 965 hPa (28.50 inHg) Philippines, Taiwan, China $20 million 23
Herb (Huaning) July 23 – August 4 Typhoon 175 km/h (110 mph) 925 hPa (27.32 inHg) Mariana Islands, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, China $5 billion 284
Ian July 28 – 29 Tropical depression 75 km/h (45 mph) 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
Joy July 29 – August 6 Severe tropical storm 100 km/h (65 mph) 980 hPa (28.94 inHg) None None None
TD July 31 Tropical depression Not specified 1004 hPa (29.65 inHg) Caroline Islands None None
TD August 2 – 3 Tropical depression Not specified 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) South China None None
Kirk (Isang) August 3 – 15 Typhoon 140 km/h (85 mph) 955 hPa (28.20 inHg) Japan None 2
Lisa August 5 – 9 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) South China None None
TD August 7 Tropical depression Not specified 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) None None None
15W August 12 – 16 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) None None None
TD August 12 Tropical depression Not specified 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) South China None None
Marty August 12 – 16 Tropical depression 95 km/h (60 mph) 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) South China, Vietnam $198 million 125
17W August 14 – 16 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Niki (Lusing) August 17 – 23 Typhoon 140 km/h (85 mph) 955 hPa (28.20 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam, South China $65 million Unknown
TD August 17 Tropical depression Not specified 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Orson August 20 – September 3 Typhoon 140 km/h (85 mph) 955 hPa (28.20 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
TD August 21 – 22 Tropical depression Not specified 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Piper August 22 – 26 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) None None None
TD August 25 – 26 Tropical depression Not specified 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
21W August 26 – 27 Tropical depression 45 km/h (30 mph) 1008 hPa (29.77 inHg) None None None
Rick August 28 – September 1 Tropical depression 65 km/h (40 mph) 1004 hPa (29.65 inHg) None None None
Sally (Maring) September 4 – 10 Typhoon 155 km/h (100 mph) 940 hPa (27.76 inHg) Philippines, South China $1.5 billion 140
24W (Ningning) September 10 – 14 Tropical depression 85 km/h (50 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam None None
Violet (Osang) September 11 – 23 Typhoon 165 km/h (105 mph) 935 hPa (27.32 inHg) Japan None None
Tom September 12 – 20 Typhoon 130 km/h (80 mph) 965 hPa (28.50 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
Willie September 15 – 23 Severe tropical storm 100 km/h (65 mph) 985 hPa (29.09 inHg) South China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos Unknown 38
Yates September 21 – October 1 Typhoon 165 km/h (105 mph) 935 hPa (27.32 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
Zane (Paring) September 23 – October 3 Typhoon 150 km/h (90 mph) 950 hPa (28.05 inHg) Marshall Islands, Mariana Islands None None
Abel (Reming) October 10 – 17 Tropical depression 95 km/h (60 mph) 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam $4.3 million 8
Beth (Seniang) October 11 – 22 Severe tropical storm 110 km/h (70 mph) 975 hPa (28.79 inHg) Philippines, Vietnam Unknown Unknown
31W October 15 – 16 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1006 hPa (29.41 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
Carlo October 20 – 26 Typhoon 130 km/h (80 mph) 965 hPa (28.50 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
34W October 24 – 25 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1006 hPa (29.41 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
35W November 1 – 3 Tropical depression 75 km/h (45 mph) 998 hPa (29.47 inHg) Vietnam $138 million 60
Dale (Ulpiang) November 3 – 13 Typhoon 135 km/h (105 mph) 930 hPa (27.46 inHg) Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands None None
Ernie (Toyang) November 4 – 16 Tropical storm 75 km/h (45 mph) 996 hPa (29.41 inHg) None $5.1 million 24
38W November 5 – 8 Tropical depression 95 km/h (60 mph) 1000 hPa (29.53 inHg) Wake Island None None
39W November 7 – 8 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1006 hPa (29.41 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
40W November 24 – 26 Tropical depression 45 km/h (30 mph) 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Mariana Islands None None
41W December 14 – 20 Tropical depression 55 km/h (35 mph) 1000 hPa (29.53 inHg) None None None
Fern December 21 – 29 Severe tropical storm 110 km/h (70 mph) 975 hPa (28.79 inHg) Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands $3 million None
Greg December 24 – 27 Tropical depression 85 km/h (50 mph) 1002 hPa (29.59 inHg) Malaysia, Philippines, Borneo None 127
Season aggregates
52 systems January 12 – December 29 175 km/h (110 mph) 925 hPa (27.32 inHg) 6.88 billion 935


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