THE weather and sea conditions in Brunei Darussalam next week from Dec 9 to Dec 11 will be influenced by the indirect effects or tail-end effects of Typhoon Hagupit’s circulation and track, as it is predicted to move West-Southwest across the South China Sea.
During this period, the Sultanate may experience occasional crossing of squally showers or thundershowers with wind gusts may reach up to 60 kmph. The wave height over the Brunei Waters may also increase from moderate to rough conditions up to 3.5m, especially over offshore areas.
In view of these situations, the general public, motorists, and mariners are advised to take necessary steps and precautions, especially during the active weather conditions to ensure safety and the prevention of undesirable incidents.
“We shall continue to monitor closely from time to time the evolution of Typhoon Hagupit and its respective track, and shall issue appropriate weather advisory and warnings, as and when necessary, according to the department’s standard operating procedure.”
The general situation at 0300 GMT (11am LT) December 6, Typhoon Hagupit was located at 12.2°N 127.4°E, to the East of the Philippines, moving West at 10km/h with maximum wind speed of around 200km/h near the centre (see graphic below).
Typhoon Hagupit is expected to continue moving West-Northwest, crossing the Philippines, as indicated by typhoon track forecast, issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Centre, Hawaii, USA. Inside dotted purple line denotes storm warning area.
For the latest weather update, the public can contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office, Weather Services Division, Brunei International Airport through Weather Line 114 or 2345567, or visit the department’s website at www.met.gov.bn.