Brunei Darussalam is in the first month of the Northeast Monsoon, which typically would be expected to receive a high amount of rainfall.
The weather condition will be rainy for most days this month, with unsettled weather conditions and occasional heavy showers or thundershowers, especially during the night and early mornings.
The development of Typhoon Kammuri was detected at the end of November in the Northwest of the Pacific Ocean. It moved westwards and crossed the Philippines on December 3.
Typhoon Kammuri continued to move northwestwards. It weakened in strength and was downgraded to a tropical storm on December 4 – located at coordinates 14.3°N 118.0°E, west of the Philippines about 1,100km from Brunei.
The tropical storm is expected to continue moving Northwestwards and the strength is forecast to degrade over the next 24 hours. It is expected to further weaken and become a low pressure area by December 7.
The movement of tropical storm Kammuri is expected to influence the weather condition in Brunei until the end of this week.
However, the development of convective clouds near our region is causing continuous rain, heavy at times, today until midday tomorrow.During continuous and heavy rain, it is important for the public to take note of the risk of flooding or flash floods, especially in 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 very heavy rain coinciding with high tide.
Strong winds and rough sea conditions are dangerous, especially to small crafts and sea recreational activities and sports.
Members of the public, road users and fishermen are advised to always be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) and to take precaution to ensure safety.
The BDMD reminded the public not to disseminate unverified weather information through social media as this may cause unnecessary panic. The BDMD will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary.
The public can stay abreast with the latest weather information by visiting www.met.gov.bn, following Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.