Brunei enters Southwest Monsoon season

Lyna Mohamad

Brunei Darussalam is going through the first month of Southwest Monsoon which normally would be expected to have stable atmospheric conditions with minimal thundershowers occurrences.

In view of this, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) issued a statement for the public to take note of the risk of flash floods during heavy showers or thundershowers especially at low-lying and flood prone areas.

The public, road users and fishermen are advised to keep updated on the weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by BDMD and to take precaution and actions to ensure safety.

The Southwest Monsoon typically last up until September. During the peak of the monsoon period around August, the country usually experiences hazy conditions due to the generally dry weather across the Southeast Asian region, according to the BDMD statement.

A low pressure system which developed into a tropical storm known as Nuri was observed yesterday as of 2pm.

Tropical Storm NURI location and track forecast. PHOTO: JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTRE, HAWAII

Tropical storm Nuri was observed approximately at 19.6°N 115.0°E, South-Southeast of Hong Kong, approximately 1,600km away from Brunei and expected to move North-Northwestwards.

Tropical Storm Nuri will not affect the weather situation over Brunei.

The department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary.

The public can visit www.met.gov.bn or Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application for updates.

The public can also contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Centre, through Weather Line at 114.