2012 Typhoon Season
Until October 24 all typhoons passed by but did not hit the Philippines. Among these passers-by were 3 super typhoons: GUCHOL/Butchoy in June, SANBA/Karen and JELAWAT/Lawin in September.
Then came 3 killer typhoons: SON-TINH/Ofel on October 24, BOPHA/Pablo on December 3 and finally the tropical storm WUKONG/Quinta on December 26. They all hit the Philippines and caused fatalities.
BOPHA/Pablo was the most powerful typhoon to hit Mindanao in decades. BOPHA/Pablo was deadlier than Tropical Storm WASHI/Sendong which killed 1,268 people a year ago. But its toll still remains far below that of Tropical Storm THELMA/Uring, the country’s most lethal storm on record that left more than 5,000 people dead in 1991.
Below is a map with all storms in the North-West Pacific in 2012.
Also in 2013 we continue to monitor the storms around the Philiipines.
They will be here