New name for tropical cyclone in 2012 adopted (Hong Kong Observatory) 

New name for tropical cyclone in 2012 adopted (Hong Kong Observatory) 

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3 May 2012
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A new name "Rai" has been adopted for tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and South China Sea in 2012, replacing "Fanapi". 

"Rai" is the stone money of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. The new name was endorsed by the Typhoon Committee, under the joint auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the World Meteorological Organisation, at its 44th Session in February 2012. >> More

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