1965 Pacific typhoon season
The 1965 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 1965, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. 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 1965 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.
40 tropical depressions formed this year in the Western Pacific, of which 36 became tropical storms. 21 storms reached typhoon intensity, of which 11 reached super typhoon strength.
Super Typhoon Dinah
A surge in the southern hemisphere indraft developed into Tropical Depression 11W on June 12 to the east of the Philippines. It tracked west-northwestward, quickly strengthening to a tropical storm that day and a typhoon on the 13th. Dinah continued to quickly intensify as it turned to the northwest, and attained a peak of 185 mph on the 17th to the northeast of Luzon. Its southerly inflow was cut off, and Dinah weakened as it turned to the north. It hit southern Taiwan on the 18th as a 140 mph typhoon, and weakened greatly over the island to a tropical storm. At this time, Dinah exhibited a rare false radar eye. Dinah turned to the northeast, where she became extratropical near Japan on June 20. The storm killed 45 people on its path, and destroyed 5000 homes on Taiwan.
Super Typhoon Freda
160 mph Super Typhoon Freda, which began its life on July 16, hit northern Luzon on the 13th. It crossed the island and the South China Sea, where it hit Hainan Island as a 115 mph typhoon on the 15th. Freda dissipated the next day over China, after causing heavy flooding killing an unknown amount of people.
Super Typhoon Jean
Super Typhoon Jean, after reaching a peak of 160 mph, weakened slightly to hit southwestern Japan as a 150 mph super typhoon on August 5. The typhoon brought heavy winds to Japan before becoming extratropical on the 7th.
Super Typhoon Mary
Super Typhoon Shirley
130 mph Typhoon Shirley, after weakening from a peak of 150, hit southern Japan on September 10, causing moderate damage and heavy rain.
1965 storm names
- Joint Typhoon Warning Center
- Typhoon2000 Philippine typhoon website.
- Philippine Area of Responsibility.
- Meaning of Tokyo Typhoon Centre names.
- Death stats
- Global Monthly Weather Review
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