Chances of heavy rain, floods

Brunei weather is expected to be indirectly influenced by the tail-end effect of Typhoon Kammuri over the next few days.

Yesterday, Typhoon Kammuri was observed over the Philippines, approximately 1,200km away from the Sultanate, and is expected to move north westwards in the next 24 hours.

Gusty showers at sea are expected, which may occasionally spread to coastal areas, while the sea state is expected to be rough, with wave heights reaching about 3.0m and wind speed reaching up to 40-50km/h.

Brunei is currently in the Northeast Monsoon season, which will normally last until March. The first two months of the Northeast Monsoon in December and January – also known as the rainy season – normally have the highest amount of rainfall, compared to the other months.

Unsettled weather conditions, with the occasional heavy showers or thundershowers are expected, especially during the night and early morning.

In its press statement, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) warned, “The risk of severe flooding may occur during the event of very heavy rain, coinciding with high tide. Strong winds and rough sea conditions are dangerous, especially to all small craft and for marine recreational activities and sports.”

The BDMD also reminded members of the public not to spread unverified weather information through social media.

Updates are available at the BDMD website at www.met.gov.bn or Facebook and Instagram at @bruneiweather the Brunei WX mobile app and the Weather Line at 114 .