The name Bebinca has been used to name four tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The name was submitted by Macau and refers to a kind of milk pudding popular there.
The name Fabian has been used for four tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean and six in the Western Pacific.
Bebinca, also known as bibik or bebinka, is a traditional layer cake of Goa, India derived from Indo-Portuguese cuisine. Traditionally, Bebinka has between 7 and 16 layers, but it can be modified per one's convenience and taste. It is especially popular during Christmas, but is available in Goa year round due to tourist demand. It is also easily available to carry and preserve for a long time or eaten fresh.
The name Feria has been assigned by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to two tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific since 2001.
The name Huaning has been used for 16 tropical cyclones in the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.
The name Isang has been assigned by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific.
The name Bolaven has been used for four tropical cyclones in the western Pacific Ocean. The name, contributed by Laos, refers to the Bolaven Plateau, located in the southern part of the country.
The name Sonamu has been used for three tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Ocean. The name was submitted by North Korea and is a Korean word for pine.
The name Usagi has been used to name four tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The name was contributed by Japan and is the Japanese name of the constellation Lepus.
The name Mekkhala has been used for four tropical cyclones in the western north Pacific Ocean. The name was contributed by Thailand and refers to Mekhala, a guardian-angel of the seas in South Asian myths. This name was spelt Megkhla by the WMO prior to an orthographic update made in 2002.
The name Seniang has been used for twelve tropical cyclones in the Philippines by PAGASA in the Western Pacific. Seniang is a nickname for a woman.
The name Neneng has been used for thirteen tropical cyclones in the Philippines by PAGASA in the Western Pacific.
The 2018 Pacific typhoon season was at the time, the costliest Pacific typhoon season on record, until the record was beaten by the following year. The season was above-average, producing 29 storms, 13 typhoons, and 7 super typhoons. It was an event in the annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the western Pacific Ocean. The season ran throughout 2018, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October. The season's first named storm, Bolaven, developed on January 3, while the season's last named storm, Man-yi, dissipated on November 28. The season's first typhoon, Jelawat, reached typhoon status on March 29, and became the first super typhoon of the year on the next day.
The name Talas has been used for three tropical cyclone names in the western north Pacific Ocean. The name was contributed by the Philippines and means "sharpness" or "acuteness".
Tropical Storm Bebinca, known in the Philippines as Tropical Depression Fabian, was a weak tropical cyclone that brought minor damage in China and Vietnam, causing a death and an economic loss of about US$13 million.
The name Merbok has been used to name three tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The name was contributed by Malaysia and means a spotted-neck dove.
Tropical Storm Bebinca was a weak but erratic and long-lived tropical cyclone that affected South China and Vietnam in mid-August 2018. Bebinca originated from a tropical depression over the South China Sea on August 9. Maintaining this intensity for a few days near the Guangdong coast, the system intensified into a tropical storm south of Jiangmen on August 13. The storm moved slowly to the east and then curved back on the next day, before making landfall in the Leizhou Peninsula on August 15. Bebinca crossed the Gulf of Tonkin and made landfall in Vietnam on August 16, before dissipated on the next day.
The name Victor has been used for five tropical cyclones worldwide.