From Glossary of Meteorology


(Also spelled bagyu or bagyio.) In the Philippine Islands, the name given to any severe tropical cyclone; derived from the city of Baguio, where a record 24-h rainfall of 46 in. (~117 cm) occurred during the passage of a tropical cyclone in July 1911.

Caña, P. J, 2021: Yes, We Call Typhoons Bagyo Because of Baguio City. Here's Why. Esquire Magazine (Philippenes), 15 July 2021,

Term edited 24 August 2023.

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