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2018 Philippine basin typhoon season
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formedMay 18
Last system dissipatedDecember 31
Strongest storm
 • Maximum winds220 km/h (140 mph)
 • Lowest pressure889 hPa (mbar)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions32
Total storms29
Super typhoons8
Total fatalitiesTBA
Total damageUnknown
Pacific typhoon seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

The 2018 Philippine basin typhoon season is a live season which takes place in the Western Pacific region. It is the most active season since 2015, with 32 depressions, 29 storms, 20 typhoons and 8 super typhoons. The first storm of the season is Super Typhoon Albert, forming in May 18, and the last storm is Tropical Storm Iago dissipating on December 31.

It is one of the most unusual seasons on record, due to few weird paths and storms. The strongest storm is Super Typhoon Ervin which didn't affect anything, but the strongest storm to make landfall is Super Typhoon Ron, which is the strongest landfall in Luzon in decades. Super Typhoon Kurt is extremely unusual due to it's impacts to Malaysia and Singapore as a strong typhoon. Other notable storms include Super Typhoon Albert, which is the first Category 5 storm in May since 2010, and the strongest to hit Hong Kong in decades.

The scope of this article is limited to the Pacific Ocean, to the north of the equator between 100°E and the 180th meridian. There are two separate agencies that assign names to tropical cyclones, which can often result in a cyclone having two names. The Farm River Meteorological Center (FRMC) will name a tropical cyclone with 10-minute sustained winds of 65 km/h anywhere in the basin. PAGASA assigns unofficial names to tropical cyclones which move into or form as a tropical depression in their area of responsibility, regardless of whether or not a tropical cyclone has already been given a name by the FRMC. Tropical depressions that are monitored by the FRMC are given a numerical designation with a "F" suffix.

Seasonal Forecasts

Predictions for the 2018 Philippine basin typhoon season
Source Date Named
Typhoons Super
FRMC May 10, 2018 20 15 4
BNMA May 10, 2018 20-30 14-19 7-10
DHC May 10, 2018 11 1-5 1
BMA May 10, 2018 20 13 5
LHC May 20, 2018 18-21 9-11 3-5
PEHC May 29, 2018 20-24 10-14 4-6
OSMC May 29, 2018 20-17 8-6 1-4
LHC June 12, 2018 19-22 9-11 1-4
MWHA July 19, 2018 23-26 17-20 6-10
LHC July 23, 2018 23-27 10-15 3-7
LCA October 26, 2018 27-35 17-23 8-13
Actual activity
23 15 7

During the year, several user meteorological services and forecast how many tropical cyclones, tropical storms and typhoons, and super typhoons will form during a season and/or how many tropical cyclones will affect a particular country. These agencies include the Farm River Meteorological Center (FRMC), the Brick National meteorological Agency (BNMA), the Douglas Hurricane Center (DHC), the Bluetiger Meteorological Agency (BMA), the Lucarius Hurricane Center (LHC), the Pan-European Hurricane Centre (PEHC), the Olo72 Storm Monitoring Center (OSMC), and the Minecraft Weather and Hurricane Association (MWHA). 

Seasonal Summary

There were no storms from January up to early May this year. The first storm of the season was named Albert, and explosively intensified in mid-May, causing heavy damage in Hong Kong. This was followed by Brianna which reached severe tropical storm strength in June. Brianna didn't cause as much damage aside from moderate flooding. This was soon followed bu Cyrus, which eventually exploded to another South China Sea super typhoon, but caused only minimal damage as it disintegrated before landfall. After Cyrus diminished, Denise eventually became a Sulu Sea monster, wreaking havoc in Palawan, Along with Denise, Ernie formed as a weak tropical cyclone affecting Hainan and Vietnam.

Activity in July is extremely active, with several typhoons forming. Francine strengthened to a strong category 4 super typhoon but didn't affect anything. Gerald affected China and Northern Luzon, causing monsoon flooding. Typhoons Hope and Irving are slow-moving typhoons and caused heavy rainfall in most of the Philippines. Janice has subtropical characteristics which later evolved to a severe tropical storm that affected Japan. Forming relatively close to the equator, Super Typhoon Kurt is the strongest storm to ever exist in the southern portion of the South China Sea. It eventually made landfall in Malay Peninsula and caused heavy damage in Malaysia and Singapore, which rarely receive tropical cyclone impact. Lauren took the same path as Irving but barely caused any tropical cyclone impact. Another weird storm, Subtropical Storm Mateo is a storm forming in the Yellow Sea and eventually hit the Korean Peninsula.

Activity in August is below-average, but is mostly dominated by Typhoon Nina, which runs for almost a month. Typhoon Nina caused moderate damage in the Philippines and heavy impact in Vietnam, where it hit as a Category 4. Odell formed days after Nina and caused monsoon rains. As the season reaches September, Portia caused massive rainfall in Mindanao, and affected most communities in Davao region. The next storm is the strongest to hit Luzon in years, Super Typhoon Ron. Ron is one of the most organized storms hitting the Bicol Region and Southern Luzon. It caused massive infrastructure and agricultural damage and also caused a lot of landslide deaths in the mountainous areas. Typhoons Shelby, Timothy and Victoria all formed in the main ocean and caused moderate impact in Korea and Japan. All were not very destructive. Wilson is a short-lived South China Sea storm which did not cause any impact.

The late-season saw some few interesting storms. Antony caused some impact in Taiwan. There are two crossovers from the Central Pacific, Wormadam and Ampharos, which barely cause any impact in the Western Pacific. Bianca is a weak tropical storm that caused massive Samar landslides. After Bianca, Carson worsened the impact in Vietnam after being hit by Nina. Deanna and Ervin did not cause any impact, and the latter grow to become the strongest storm on record. Faye caused minimal impact in Japan. The rest of the late season storms - Glenn, Henrietta and Iago, existed well in December, before the official end of the season.

Advisory Archive

Main page: 2018 Philippine basin typhoon season/advisory archive


Super Typhoon Albert (Adarna)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Albert May 29 Albert2018New
DurationMay 18 – June 1
Peak intensity205 km/h (115 mph) (10-min)
923 mbar (hPa)

Main article: Super Typhoon Albert (2018)

A disturbance developed into a tropical depression on May 18 while located to the southeast of Zamboanga. It gradually intensified and reached tropical storm status on the night of May 19 and named Albert by FRMC, and Adarna by PAGASA. It gradually intensified and became a strong typhoon, after entering the northwestern part of the South China Sea. On May 27, 16:00 HKT, Albert strengthened to a super typhoon, around 100 km south of Hong Kong. Recon data found winds of 205 km/h and pressure of 923 mbar. At 1:00 HKT, the next day the eye was approximately 20 km southwest of Hong Kong with the typhoon heading onto the mainland in a northerly direction. It transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone afterwards. Hong Kong Observatory issued Hurricane Signal No. 10 due to the storm. It only caused few deaths in the main city, but the others were from other towns and Macao. The storm caused an estimated damage of $12 billion, making one of the most damaging typhoon in the basin. It also caused 295 deaths. In Philippines, many fishermen were stalled by the storm, but no deaths were reported. Rough waves were reported along coastline of Palawan.

Severe Tropical Storm Brianna (Bayani)

Severe tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Brianna June 13 2018 Brianna2018New
DurationMay 28 – June 14
Peak intensity95 km/h (65 mph) (10-min)
997 mbar (hPa)

An area of low pressure was spotted east of Mindanao. On May 28, PAGASA declared it as tropical depression, naming "Bayani". Two days after it's formation, FRMC also issued an advisory on it, making it a tropical depression. It stalled and weakened a bit due to wind shear, but on June 4, it strengthened to a tropical storm and named Brianna, off the coast of Mindanao. However, it is only brief, as it weakens again. On June 6, FRMC issued it's last advisory on it, but next day, it regenerated and advisories were resumed. When it entered the Sulu Sea, conditions were favorable for further development, as it became more organized. It strengthened to a severe tropical storm, and made landfall in Palawan. Wind shear weakened the storm, and it was downgraded to a remnant low by June 14.

Typhoon Cyrus (Cielo)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Cyrus June 17 2018 Cyrus2018New
DurationJune 10 – June 20
Peak intensity175 km/h (115 mph) (10-min)
932 mbar (hPa)

Another disturbance was spotted east of Mindanao. Later it would strengthen and reached Tropical Storm status by June 11, prompting FRMC to give the name Cyrus, and Cielo by PAGASA. It gradually intensified, but it would able to intensify to a severe tropical storm and later a weak typhoon. Favorable conditions allowed the storm to further intensify, as it becoming more annular and deepening further. It reached super typhoon status south of Taiwan, prompting immediate evacuation. It further intensified to a Category 5, and reached it's peak intensity of 185 km/h and pressure of 928 mbar. However, it entered rapid cool waters and extremely high wind shear, allowing the storm to rapidly weaken and dissipate by June 20, never making any landfall except on islands of Batanes. Like Albert, the Hong Kong Observatory issued Gale Wind Signal No.8 due to the storm. It caused far less damage than Albert, but it still killed a lot and destroyed several homes, plus flash flooding in Hong Kong. It caused $728 million in damage and 43 deaths.

Super Typhoon Denise (Danilo)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Denise July 8 Denise2018New
DurationJune 24 – July 16
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (10-min)
932 mbar (hPa)

A disturbance formed well East of the Philippines. It organized before being classified as a Tropical Depression. However, it wasn't long before it was named Tropical Storm Denise. Denise began gradual intensification as she neared the Philippines. It went through fluctuation between Category 2 and 3 as Denise moved through the islands, still continuing to strengthen. Denise reached Category 4 status in the Sulu Sea, prompting a Signal No.4 watch in certain areas. It finally reached Category 5 Super Typhoon strength before making landfall in Palawan. It wasn't long before Denise started to weaken. Denise finally level out, sustaining Category 1 Typhoon level winds up until landfall. Denise started to rapidly dissipate after landfall. On July 16, Denise was announced to have fully dissipated. Denise did over $250 million in damage and killed almost 200, mostly in Central Philippines (mostly Cebu and Bohol).

Tropical Storm Ernie

Tropical storm (FRMC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
Ernie June 29-2018 ErnieFarm2018
DurationJune 27 – July 3
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
1007 mbar (hPa)

A disturbance formed south of Hainan Island. On June 27 was designated a tropical depression. Not long after, the storm strengthened sufficiently to receive the name Ernie. It would slowly move eastward before making landfall. The interaction with land weakened the storm back down to tropical depression status. The storm failed to restrengthen, moving west-northwest at very high speeds over the next few days. Ernie brushed Southern Taiwan but overall effects were minimal. It dissipated well west of Taiwan on July 3.

Typhoon Francine

Typhoon (FRMC)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Francine July 17 FrancineFarm2018
DurationJuly 4 – July 23
Peak intensity175 km/h (110 mph) (10-min)
937 mbar (hPa)

A low pressure area formed near Guam. Initial observations made the low stay at its current state. However, on July 4, conditions began to increase favorability for development, and the system was named Francine. Francine stalled for a bit but it resumed it strengthening period where it become a typhoon. It began a period of rapid deepening, where Francine reached high-end Category 4 strength with 175 kph (10-min) winds, closing into super typhoon status. Francine maintained it's strength for hours before weakening again, mostly due to eyewall replacement cycle, and began to accelerate east. Francine turned extratropical around July 23, and was absorbed later on.

Tropical Storm Gerald (Erning)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Gerald GeraldFarm2018
DurationJuly 7 – July 14
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
1000 mbar (hPa)

On July 7, a tropical depression formed west of the Philippine Islands. The depression moved over the islands, sustaining winds as it headed North. The depression was named Gerald. When it moved north of the Philippines, Gerald strengthened marginally as it curved west towards China. It finally made landfall before dissipating on July 14. Gerald dealt minimal damage and no lives were lost. It still enhanced the monsoon, causing minimal rains.

Typhoon Hope (Fernan)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Hope July 14 HopeFarm2018
DurationJuly 8 – July 26
Peak intensity150 km/h (95 mph) (10-min)
966 mbar (hPa)

On July 8 a tropical depression formed a short distance East of the Philippine Islands. It quickly intensified into Tropical Storm Hope. Hope began to rapidly intensify, as it reached typhoon status. Hope finally peaked at Category 3 typhoon status, having a bit disorganized structure as it stalls down. Despite this it weakened considerably down to a Category 2 typhoon before making it's first landfall. It weakened down to a tropical storm as it emerged into the South China Sea, allowing it to restrengthen back to a Category 1 typhoon. Hope made its final landfall in Hainan, in China, as a typhoon, dissipating rapidly. Hope dealt 78 million in damages and killed 34.

Typhoon Irving (Gemma)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Irving July 22 2018 IrvingFarm2018
DurationJuly 15 – July 26
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)
975 mbar (hPa)

A tropical depression formed well east of the Philippine Islands. It intensified at a moderate rate, becoming Tropical Storm Irving. Irving continued to steadily intensify over the next several days. Irving reached Category 1 typhoon status before making landfall that same day. Irving weakened considerably down to a tropical depression. Irving despite re-converging into water dissipated on July 26. Irving caused $22 million in damages and killed 3 people.

Severe Tropical Storm Janice (Hilario)

Severe tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Janice July 18 2018 Janice2018
DurationJuly 16 – July 20
Peak intensity95 km/h 60 mph) (10-min)
994 mbar (hPa)

A low pressure area northeast of the Philippines before moving in a non-linear path northward. It strengthened sufficiently to be named Janice, rapidly intensifying. Janice would peak as a severe tropical storm before weakening due to cooler waters. It became extratropical before hitting Japan. Overall damage was minimal and 6 deaths were recorded. It brought the Japanese drought an end but floods then affected a lot of villages.

Super Typhoon Kurt

Super typhoon (FRMC)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Kurt July 27 2018 KurtFarm2018
DurationJuly 20 – August 3
Peak intensity215 km/h (135 mph) (10-min)
917 mbar (hPa)

On July 20, a tropical depression spawned off the coast of Indonesia. The young system intensified steadily over that day before being named. Shortly after receiving the name Kurt, it quickly became a Category 1 typhoon. Kurt accelerated intensification further, quickly becoming a super typhoon, the 3rd of the season. It would sustain for a little while before weakening shortly before landfall in Malaysia. It would weaken down to a tropical storm due to land interaction as it enters the Indian Ocean. However, Kurt would intensify back to a minimal Typhoon for a short time before weakening once again to cooler surface temperatures. It would brush Sumatra, Indonesia as a weakening cyclone before dissipating in the Bay of Bengal. Kurt caused extensive damage across the Malay Archipelago, amounting to $4 billion USD.

Typhoon Lauren (Isadora)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Lauren July 26 2018 LaurenFarm2018
DurationJuly 24 – July 29
Peak intensity120 km/h (75 mph) (10-min)
981 mbar (hPa)

On July 24, a tropical depression formed from a low pressure area near Palau. It strengthened as it went north before making an abrupt turn west. Lauren would reach typhoon status not long later. Lauren would weaken to a tropical storm due to high wind shear, before making landfall in the Philippines. Lauren dissipated over the islands on July 29. The system caused minimal impacts in the country.

Tropical Storm Mateo

Tropical storm (FRMC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Mateo July 20 2018 MateoFarm2018
DurationJuly 29 – August 2
Peak intensity75 km/h 45 mph) (10-min)
1003 mbar (hPa)

A non-tropical low spawned off the coast of Shandong, China on July 29. It would eastward before making an erratic turn northward. It gained some tropical characteristics and classified as a subtropical storm, receiving the name Mateo. Mateo gained full tropical characteristics and became a tropical storm. Not long after, Mateo made landfall in North Korea and turned extratropical afterwards.

Tropical Depression 14F

Tropical depression (FRMC)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
14F 14FFarm2018
DurationAugust 5 – August 7
Peak intensity55 km/h 30 mph) (10-min)
1007 mbar (hPa)

A tropical system formed a small distance east of Vietnam. It would quickly develop into a Tropical Depression shortly before making landfall in Vietnam. It would soon degenerate into a wave before dying over Laos. The depression caused floods in the region causing agricultural damage.

Typhoon Nina (Jasmine)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Nina Aug29 NinaFarm2018
DurationAugust 8 – September 1
Peak intensity175 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)
938 mbar (hPa)

On August 8, a tropical depression spawned in the deep tropics in the Pacific Ocean. FRMC designated the system as a tropical storm then and received the name "Nina". The storm moved slowly and it took several days before an eye popped, making it a typhoon. It intensified gradually and made it's initial peak at Category 3 intensity before making landfall in Central Philippines. It emerged in the South China Sea and it would raply intensify to a Category 4 typhoon, showing annular characteristics. Nina then peaked winds of 175 km/hr before making landfall in Central Vietnam, and the landmass severely deteriorated Nina's structure. Nina weakened further and dissipated as September starts.

Tropical Storm Odell (Kokoy)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Odell 08-20-18 OdellFarm2018
DurationAugust 13 – August 24
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
998 mbar (hPa)
On August 13, a tropical depression formed and quickly developed a short distance east of Visayas region. This depression rapidly organized, and the FRMC designated it as a tropical storm. Odell would however weaken temporarily after moving north-northwest near Taiwan. Odell abruptly changed direction to south then to west due to a ridge. Odell would strengthen again back to a tropical storm before making landfall in China and therefore, dissipating. Damages amount to $176 million with 45 deaths.

Tropical Depression 17F

Tropical depression (PAGASA)
Tropical depression (SSHWS)
17F 2018 17FFarm2018
DurationAugust 28 – September 2
Peak intensity55 km/h (35 mph) (10-min)
1004 mbar (hPa)
A tropical depression spawned on August 28 well to the South of Japan. It moved north, changing very little in intensity. A few days later, the weak depression turned northeast and undergo an eventual extratropical transition. 17F would become unrecognizable on September 2, well to the east of Japan. The depression did not make landfall, as a result causing no damage or fatalities.

Severe Tropical Storm Portia (Lorenzo)

Severe tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Portia 08-31-2018 PortiaFarm2018
DurationAugust 28 – September 9
Peak intensity95 km/h (60 mph) (10-min)
992 mbar (hPa)
A tropical depression formed on August 28 in the open western Pacific Ocean. The depression moved westward as it intensifies. Later on August 30, the system would gain enough strength to for FRMC to classify it as a tropical storm. Portia stalled northward a short distance from the Philippine Islands before resuming it's westward track. Portia strengthened to a severe tropical storm before making landfall. The storm then weakened due to land interaction. It re-entered the South China Sea. Portia failed to strengthen back again, resulting in dissipation on September 9. Damages are currently unknown, 18 deaths were counted.

Super Typhoon Ron (Myrna)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Ron 09-10-18 RonFarm2018
DurationAugust 31 – September 19
Peak intensity220 km/h (135 mph) (10-min)
899 mbar (hPa)

Main article: Super Typhoon Ron

A tropical depression formed in the deep Pacific Ocean on August 31. The system gained enough organization for FRMC to classify it to a tropical storm, receiving the name "Ron". Ron moved westward and intensified to a typhoon. Favorable conditions allowed it to intensify rapidly, as it reached super typhoon in just 36 hours. Ron started to deepen as it forms a clear eye. Ron peaked with winds of 220 km/hr (10-minute) and pressure of 899 millibar. It made landfall in southern Luzon as a Category 5, causing extensive damage. It weakened but managed to restrengthen in the South China Sea before making landfall in Hainan. It weakened significantly but it turned into a strong, extratropical storm which would later affect East Asia. Ron was eventually absorbed by a larger extratropical system. Ron is one of the costliest Philippine typhoons on record, causing ₱50.6 billion ($965 million USD) in the Philippines alone. Ron also caused 100 deaths in the country as NDRRMC reported. In China, damage was amounted to $1.2 billion mostly in Hainan. Damage was also extensive in Japan and Korea, where total of $767 million damage reported in those countries.

Typhoon Shelby (Ningning)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Shelby 2018 ShelbyFarm2018
DurationSeptember 1 – September 12
Peak intensity140 km/h (90 mph) (10-min)
970 mbar (hPa)
An area of low pressure was spotted southeast of China. The low moved slowly and eventually it developed to a tropical storm. The FMRC designated it as "Shelby". Shelby made landfall in Taiwan but it strengthened to a typhoon. It gained strength but later it peaked as a Category 3 before abruptly turning southwestward and making a loop, mainly due to interaction with Ron. Shelby then moved at a rapid rate and eventually made landfall south of Seoul on September 10, before eventually turning extratropical. The typhoon caused minimal damages across the East Asia and it caused 35 deaths, most are in Taiwan and Korea.

Super Typhoon Timothy (Olivia)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Tim 09-24-18 TimothyFarm2018
DurationSeptember 15 – September 30
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (10-min)
911 mbar (hPa)
A tropical depression formed on September 15 near the Marianas Islands. It began to intensify quickly and was given the name Timothy by FRMC. Still intensifying, Timothy was given the name Olivia by the PASAGA. Timothy became the 12th typhoon of the season. The typhoon would slow down, still strengthening as it did so. Shortly after becoming the fifth super typhoon of the season, Timothy made an abrupt turn due north. Timothy reached a peak intensity of 195 km/.hr and 911 mbar shortly afterwards. Starting to weaken profusely due to unfavorable conditions, the typhoon accelerated towards Japan. Timothy made landfall as a weak typhoon in Japan on September 28. Finally, the now tropical storm would undergo an extratropical transition in the Sea of Japan and would accelerate west before dissipation on September 30. Damages of $270 million were totaled in Japan in addition to 45 deaths.

Super Typhoon Victoria (Precy)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Victoria 09-24-18 VictoriaFarm2018
DurationSeptember 18 – October 1
Peak intensity185 km/h (115 mph) (10-min)
922 mbar (hPa)
On September 18, another tropical depression formed a short distance to the west of the International Date Line. It wasn't long before it was given the name Victoria due to organization. Victoria would continue to move generally west-northwest while gradually intensifying. Continuing on this path, the strong storm achieved typhoon and later super typhoon status, becoming the second straight to achieve this. It was not long before Victoria reached a peak intensity of 185 km/hr mph and 922 mbar. However, due to increasingly unfavorable conditions, Victoria began to weaken profusely. After weakening to Category 2 typhoon status, Victoria changed direction towards the north, causing damages to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. Victoria accelerated passing near Japan and making landfall in South Korea as a minimal typhoon. Continuing to weaken the extratropical remnants slammed into the Russian Far East. On October 1, Victoria dissipated. Victoria was attributed to 16 fatalities and $165 million in damages.

Tropical Storm Wilson

Tropical storm (FRMC)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Wilson 09-24-18 WilsonFarm2018
DurationSeptember 24 – September 28
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
998 mbar (hPa)
A tropical low suddenly developed to a tropical storm on September 24. The system becomes a weak tropical storm and peaked as it is. Receiving the name Wilson, it moved slowly before making landfall in China, and it quickly dissipated in the Chinese mainland. Wilson caused 4 fatalities but the damage remained minimal.

Typhoon Antony (Quising)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 2 typhoon (SSHWS)
Antony 10-02-18 AntonyFarm2018
DurationSeptember 26 – October 6
Peak intensity140 km/h (85 mph) (10-min)
965 mbar (hPa)
A low pressure area formed in the Pacific Ocean and intensified to a tropical depression on September 26. It received the name "Antony" as it intensified to a tropical storm. It maintained strength for a while before becoming a typhoon. Antony eventually peaked with wind speed of 140 km/hr before encountering an eyewall replacement cycle. It eventually made landfall in Taiwan as a Category 1, weakening to a tropical storm. It weakened further and it dissipated on October 6. Antony caused heavy damage in Taiwan along with 16 deaths reported. The storm also caused monsoon rains in the Philippines.

Super Typhoon Wormadam

Super typhoon (FRMC)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Wormdaman 10-02-18 WormadamFarm2018
DurationOctober 2 (entered basin) – October 13
Peak intensity195 km/h (120 mph) (10-min)
922 mbar (hPa)
On October 2, the FRMC reported that Hurricane Wormadam from the Central Pacific basin had crossed the International Date Line and entered the West Pacific basin, making it a super typhoon. At Category 5 strength, Wormadam maintained intensity for several days with it's compact structure. Wormadam eventually started to weaken due to several eyewall replacement cycles and increasing wind shear. The system weakened to a typhoon and it started to move north, along with it's extratropical transition. Wormadam entered an area with extremely high vertical wind shear and it weakened further to a tropical storm. Eventually, Wormadam turned extratropical and was absorbed west of Aleutian Islands on October 13. Wormadam caused no impact on land.

Tropical Storm Bianca (Rolando)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Bianca 10-10-18 BiancaFarm2018
DurationOctober 6 – October 11
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
1000 mbar (hPa)
A tropical depression formed in October 6 and it strengthened to a tropical storm a day later. It was named Bianca by FRMC. It later grow up to become a large disorganized tropical storm covering almost the size of Visayas and Mindanao combined. Bianca would later decay in shear and it eventually dissipated as it made landfall in Visayas region. Damage is minimal and no deaths are reported in the region. The remnants of Bianca would later develop into Carson.

Typhoon Carson (Susan)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 4 typhoon (SSHWS)
Carson 10-16-18 CarsonFarm2018
DurationOctober 11 – October 21
Peak intensity155 km/h (100 mph) (10-min)
947 mbar (hPa)
A stalling low pressure area associated with Bianca began to gain organization and it was designated as a tropical depression in Sulu Sea, on October 11. It moved northwestward at slow rate and it eventually intensified to a tropical storm. The storm emerged in the South China Sea and conditions started to become conductive for rapid intensification. Carson strengthened to a typhoon on October 15 and it rapidly intensified to a Category 4 typhoon. It maintained strength for few days before making landfall in Vietnam at peak intensity. Carsob eventually dissipated sooner. Carson caused $135 million USD in damages and 79 deaths.

Severe Tropical Storm Deanna

Severe tropical storm (FRMC)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
DeannaFarm DeannaFarm2018
DurationOctober 31 – November 6
Peak intensity110 km/h (70 mph) (10-min)
978 mbar (hPa)
A low pressure area is spotted near Marianas Islands. it later developed into Tropical Storm Deanna on October 31. Deanna moved northward while moving in an area with warm waters, allowing it to gain severe tropical storm status. Eventually, it entered an area with high amount of shear, thus conditions are not conductive for further strengthening. Deanna weakened and eventually it turned extratropical on November 6.

Typhoon Ampharos

Typhoon (FRMC)
Category 3 typhoon (SSHWS)
Keoni Aug 21 1993 0422Z AmpharosFarm2018
DurationNovember 2 – November 11
Peak intensity165 km/h (105 mph) (10-min)
948 mbar (hPa)
The FRMC reported that Ampharos had crossed from Central Pacific to the West Pacific basin, on November 2. Ampharos then reached it's peak intensity in this basin before slowly weakening. Ampharos moved westward as it enteres an area with moderate shear. It eventually restrengthened for some time and it made an abrupt turn northeastward as it begins extratropical transition. Ampharos reentered the Central Pacific for a very short time before turning extratropical on November 11.

Super Typhoon Ervin (Tomas)

Super typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Ervin November 12 2018 ErvinFarm2018
DurationNovember 6 – November 17
Peak intensity220 km/h (140 mph) (10-min)
889 mbar (hPa)
A compact disorganized cluster of thunderstorms were spotted in the Philippine Sea. Later it would gain organization and eventually became a tropical depression on November 6. It later strengthened to a tropical storm and named Ervin, and later Tomas by PAGASA. Ervin moved westward until it started to intensify as it steered north. Ervin later entered an area of favorable conditions, allowing it to intensify further and become the strongest typhoon of the season. The storm attained maximum sustained winds of 220 km/hr. Ervin maintained intensity for few days before started to weaken. It accelerated northeast and it turned extratropical on November 17. Ervin did not cause any impact as it never affected any landmass, despite the intensity.

Typhoon Faye (Umberto)

Typhoon (PAGASA)
Category 4 super typhoon (SSHWS)
Kelly Oct 15 1987 0608Z 
DurationNovember 14 – November 25
Peak intensity165 km/h (95 mph) (10-min)
935 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Glenn (Vilma)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Tokage 2011-07-15 
DurationDecember 9 – December 13
Peak intensity75 km/h (45 mph) (10-min)
1001 mbar (hPa)

Typhoon Henrietta

Typhoon (FRMC)
Category 1 typhoon (SSHWS)
Colleen oct 7 1989 0403Z 
DurationDecember 17 – December 24
Peak intensity140 km/h (95 mph) (10-min)
965 mbar (hPa)

Tropical Storm Iago (Wendell)

Tropical storm (PAGASA)
Tropical storm (SSHWS)
Peipah Apr 05 2014 0440Z 
DurationDecember 23 – December 30
Peak intensity85 km/h (50 mph) (10-min)
992 mbar (hPa)

Storm Names

Main Page: 2018 Philippine basin typhoon season/naming

The PAGASA and JTWC uses these names to name any tropical depression that enters the PAR area.

Adarna Bayani Cielo Danilo Erning
Fernan Gemma Hilario Isadora Jasmine
Kokoy Lorenzo Myrna Ningning Olivia
Precy Quising Rolando Susan Tomas
Umberto Vilma Wendell Yanni (unused) Zoren (unused)
Auxiliary list
Agapito (unused) Benjamin (unused) Claudia (unused) Dolores (unused) Eugenio (unused)
Flor (unused) Gino (unused) Helena (unused) Ivy (unused) Josefa (unused)

Farm River Meteorological Center

The FRMC also names storms that reached tropical storm intensity.

  • Albert
  • Brianna
  • Cyrus
  • Denise
  • Ernie
  • Francine
  • Gerald
  • Hope
  • Irving
  • Janice
  • Kurt
  • Lauren
  • Mateo
  • Nina
  • Odell
  • Portia
  • Ron
  • Shelby
  • Timothy
  • Victoria
  • Wilson


Will be used once the main list gets exhausted.

  • Antony
  • Bianca
  • Carson
  • Deanna
  • Ervin
  • Faye
  • Glenn
  • Henrietta
  • Iago
  • Jill (unused)
  • Keiran (unused)
  • Lindsey (unused)
  • Mikey (unused)
  • Nellie (unused)
  • Orson (unused)
  • Penny (unused)
  • Reggie (unused)

Two names, Wormadam and Ampharos crossed from the Central Pacific, and retained it's name.


To be announced.

Season Effects

Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale
TD TS C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
2018 West Pacific tropical cyclone statistics
Dates active Storm category

at peak intensity

Max 1-min
mph (km/h)
Areas affected Damage

Albert (Adarna) May 18 – June 1 Category 5 hurricane 205 923 Philippines, Hong Kong, China $12 billion 290+
Brianna (Bayani) May 28 – June 14 Severe tropical storm 95 996 Minandao, Visayas, Palawan $2 million 12
Cyrus (Cielo) June 10 – June 20 Category 5 hurricane 185 928 Luzon, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China $728 million 43
Denise (Danilo) June 24 – July 16 Category 5 hurricane 185 930 Palau, Philippines $265 million+ 185+
Ernie June 27 – July 3 Tropical storm 75 1007 Vietnam, China $104 million 16
Francine July 4 – July 23 Category 4 hurricane 175 937 Mariana Islands None 1
Gerald (Erning) July 7 – July 14 Tropical storm 75 1000 Philippines None None
Hope (Fernan) July 8 – July 26 Category 3 hurricane 150 967 Philippines $78 million 34
Irving (Gemma) July 15 – July 26 Category 1 hurricane 120 976 None $22 million 3
Janice (Hilario) July 16 – July 20 Severe tropical storm 95 994 Japan Minimal 6
Kurt July 20 – August 3 Category 5 hurricane 215 917 Malaysia, Singapore $4 billion 296
Lauren (Isadora) July 24 – July 29 Category 1 hurricane 120 981 None None None
Mateo July 29 – August 2 Subtropical storm 75 1003 None $15 million 2
14F August 5 – August 7 Tropical depression 55 1007 Vietnam $60 million 5
Nina (Jasmine) August 8 – September 1 Category 4 hurricane 170 938 None Unknown Unknown
Odell (Kokoy) August 13 – August 24 Tropical storm 75 998 Luzon $176 million 45
17F August 28 – September 2 Tropical depression 55 1004 None None None
Portia (Lorenzo) August 28 – September 9 Severe tropical storm 95 992 Philippines Unknown 18
Ron (Myrna) August 31 – September 19 Category 5 hurricane 220 899 Guam, Saipan, Philippines, China, Vietnam $2.92 billion 160+
Shelby (Ningning) September 1 – September 12 Category 3 hurricane 140 970 Taiwan, China, Japan $40 million 35
Timothy (Olivia) September 15 - Currently Active Category 5 hurricane 195 911 Japan, Korea $270 million 45
Victoria (Precy) September 18 - Currently Active Category 5 hurricane 185 922 Japan, Korea $165 million 16
Wilson September 24 - September 28 Tropical storm 75 998 China Minimal 4
Antony (Quising) September 26 - October 5 Category 2 hurricane 140 965 Taiwan, China $345 million 17
Wormadam October 2 - October 13 Category 5 hurricane 195 922 None None None
Bianca (Rolando) October 6 - October 11 Tropical storm 75 1000 Palau, Philippines Minimal None
Carson (Susan) October 11 - October 21 Category 4 hurricane 155 947 Philippines, Vietnam $135 million 79
Deanna October 31 - November 6 Category 1 hurricane 110 978 None None None
Ampharos November 2 - November 11 Category 3 hurricane 165 948 None None None
Ervin (Tomas) November 6 - November 17 Category 5 hurricane 220 889 None None None
Faye (Umberto) November 14 - November 25 Category 4 hurricane 165 935 None $105 million 22
Glenn (Vilma) December 9 - December 13 Tropical storm 75 1001 None None None
Henrietta December 17 - Currently Active Category 1 hurricane 140 965 None None None
Iago (Wendell) December 17 - Currently Active Tropical storm 85 992 None None None
Season Aggregates
32 systems May 18 –Currently Active   220 889 Unknown Unknown