A satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: ShutterstockA satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: Shutterstock
A satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: Shutterstock

Typhoon Mangkhut, which slammed Hong Kong in 2018, joins Rumbia in ‘retirement’ from international storm list as more fruit-based names added

  • Replacement names Pulasan and Krathon, both taken from popular Southeast Asian fruits, were offered up by Malaysia and Thailand, respectively
  • Storm names are often ‘retired’, both to acknowledge significant devastation they have caused and to avoid confusion between weather events

Topic |   Typhoon Mangkhut
A satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: ShutterstockA satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: Shutterstock
A satellite view of Typhoon Mangkhut, which saw the Hong Kong Observatory issue its highest-ever No 10 signal. Photo: Shutterstock
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