CURRENT synoptic weather conditions indicate strong, cold Northeast Monsoon surges emanating southwards from mainland China coupled with tropical storm Jangmi circulating over southwest of the Philippines (position near 10.4 N, 121.0 E, on December 30, 2014 at 0600 GMT) are contributing to the active weather conditions over the equatorial region including Brunei Darussalam.
These active weather conditions are expected to persist over the country until the first week of January 2015, as the Jangmi is predicted to continue moving southwest across the South China Sea, the Weather Services Division of the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department said.
The tail-end effects of the tropical storm can also potentially lead to Brunei Darussalam experiencing occasional cros-sing of squally showers with wind gusts that may reach up to 60 km/h. The wave height over Brunei waters may 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 have been advised to take necessary steps and precautions, especially during the active weather conditions to ensure safety and prevention of undesirable incidents.
The Weather Services Division said it will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and issue appropriate weather advisory or warnings as and when necessary according to their Standard Operating Procedures.
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 their website at www.met.gov.bn.