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2008 Northern Hemisphere Cyclone Season
Jangmi 2008-09-27 0445Z
Season summary map
Seasonal boundaries
First system formed January 13, 2008
Last system dissipated December 16, 2008
Strongest storm
Name Jangmi
 • Maximum winds 160 mph (260 km/h)
 • Lowest pressure 905 mbar (hPa; 26.72 inHg)
Seasonal statistics
Total depressions 56
Total storms 52
Hurricanes 26
Major hurricanes
(Cat. 3+)
15
Total fatalities Unknown
Total damage Unknown
Atlantic hurricane seasons
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

The 2008 Worldwide Cyclone Season was unusually weak, as only one tropical cyclone in the northern hemisphere attained Category 5 status.


Storm Names

Names in Italics reached 75 mph or higher. Bolded names reached 115 mph or higher (1 minute sustained).

Northern Atlantic

  • Arthur
  • Bertha
  • Cristobal
  • Dolly
  • Edouard
  • Fay
  • Gustav
  • Hanna
  • Ike
  • Josephine
  • Kyle
  • Laura
  • Marco
  • Nana
  • Omar
  • Paloma
  • Rene (unused)
  • Sally (unused)
  • Teddy (unused)
  • Vicky (unused)
  • Wilfred (unused)

Eastern Pacific

  • Alma
  • Boris
  • Cristina
  • Douglas
  • Elida
  • Fausto
  • Genevieve
  • Hernan
  • Iselle
  • Julio
  • Karina
  • Lowell
  • Marie
  • Norbert
  • Odile
  • Polo
  • Rachel (unused)
  • Simon (unused)
  • Trudy (unused)
  • Vance (unused)
  • Winnie (unused)
  • Xavier (unused)
  • Yolanda (unused)
  • Zeke (unused)

Western Pacific

Neoguri Rammasun Matmo Halong Nakri Fengshen Kalmaegi Fung-wong Kammuri Phanfone Vongfong
Nuri Sinlaku Hagupit Jangmi Mekkhala Higos Bavi Maysak Haishen Noul Dolphin

North Indian Ocean

  • Nargis
  • Rashmi
  • Khai-muk
  • Nisha
  • Bilji (unused)
  • Aila (unused)