Kammuri downgraded to tropical storm

Movement of Tropical Storm Kammuri is expected to still influence Brunei Darussalam’s weather condition until the end of this week.

Gusty showers and thundershowers crossing Brunei waters are expected, and occasionally will affect the land areas today and tomorrow.

Sea condition may increase to rough state up to 3.0 metres with wind speed of 40-50km/h during showers.

The development of Kammuri was detected at the end of November at Northwest of Pacific Ocean. It moved westwards and crossed the Philippines on December 3 and continued to move northwestwards with weakened strength and hence downgraded to tropical storm on Wednesday.

As of 11am yesterday, the typhoon is located over the South China Sea, about 990km away from Brunei.

The tropical storm is expected to continue moving southwestwards and the strength is forecast to degrade and expected to further weaken and become a low pressure area by today.

Members of the public are to take note of the risk of flooding or flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas. The risk of landslides will also be high especially when heavy rainfall occurs continuously for more than two hours. There is also a risk of severe flooding during the event of very heavy rain coinciding with high tide. Strong winds and rough sea conditions are dangerous especially to all small crafts and sea recreational activities and sports.

The public, road users and fishermen are advised to be updated with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) and to take precaution and actions to ensure safety.

The BDMD also reminds the public not to disseminate unverified weather information through social media.

Latest weather information can be obtained at www.met.gov.bn or follow Facebook or Instagram at @bruneiweather and Brunei WX mobile application.

For information contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office, through the Weather Line at 114.