Oceans and seas have great influence on the weather of continental masses. A large portion of the solar energy reaching the sea-surface is expended in the process of evaporation. These water evaporated from the sea/ocean is carried up into the atmosphere and condenses, forming clouds from which all forms of precipitation result. Sometimes, intense cyclonic circulations occur which is what we call the tropical cyclones.
Tracks of Tropical Cyclones that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility from 2008-2016
REVISED LIST OF NAMES FOR TROPICAL CYCLONES WITHIN THE PHILIPPINE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Effective January 2017)
The first tropical cyclone of the year starts with the name beginning in letter A as in AURING under column 1 for 2017 and so on down the list as one disturbance succeeds another. The 5th year (2021) will bring us back to column 1 of AURING. In the event that the number of tropical cyclones within the year exceeds 25, an auxiliary list is used, the first ten of which are listed under each column.