| Azaraimy HH |
THE Weather Services Division of the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department stated that Brunei’s weather will be influenced by the tail-end effects of Typhoon Vongfong for the next few days.
At 1000 GMT, October 7, Typhoon Vongfong was located around 17.3°N 135.4°E, east of the Philippines, moving west at 26 km/h with maximum wind gust of around 170 km/h.
The typhoon is expected to continue moving northwest to north, as indicated by typhoon track forecast issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Hawaii, USA. It is expected that Brunei’s weather and sea conditions at times during the course of these few days (starting Wednesday, October 8 until Saturday, October 11) will be influenced by the indirect effects or tail-end effects of the typhoon circulation and track, as it is predicted to move northwest-north across the western part of the Pacific Ocean. During this period, it is forecasted that Brunei will be experiencing occasional crossing of showers, squally at times, with wind gusts reaching up to 60 km/h. The wave height over the Brunei waters is expected to increase from moderate to rough conditions up to 3.5 m, especially in 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.
The general public is also urged not to disseminate unverified information through social media regarding big storms and big floods due to the typhoon which may cause panic among members of general public at large.
The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department through the Weather Forecast Centre, at the Brunei International Airport will monitor closely from time to time the evolution of Typhoon Vongfong and its track, and shall issue appropriate weather warnings, as and when necessary, according to the department’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
For the latest weather update contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster through the Weather Line 114 or 2345567.