THE abnormally wet spell experienced by Brunei Darussalam for the past few days has been attributed to the indirect or tail-end effects of Typhoon Vongfong.
The wet weather is not only confined to Brunei Darussalam but also affects an extensive region stretching from South Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to North Borneo and the Philippines.
“The wet spell that we are experiencing is expected to slowly abate in the next one or two days as the typhoon is expected to move towards Japan by Monday, October 13 and will be weakening once it has made landfall,” according to a press release from the Weather Services Division, Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department.
“The weather outlook for Brunei Darussalam during the rest of the month of October will be attributed to diurnal forcing, with sea breeze playing a pivotal role in producing thunderstorm clouds.
“Typical weather pattern expected during this month until November is the formation of thunderstorms over inland areas in the afternoon, propagating to coastal and sea areas at night.”
“The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Service will continue to monitor the weather and climate conditions closely.
“The public and interested parties can get the latest weather update through Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Service’s website at www.met.gov.bn or contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at Brunei International Airport Forecast Office through the Weather Line at 114 or 2345567.”