Brunei still in Southwest Monsoon season: BDMD

Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) has informed the public that the country is still in the Southwest Monsoon season, where the general wind flow is blowing from the southwest. Southwest Monsoon also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the Western Pacific Ocean and South China Sea.

When such system develops, Brunei tends to experience unsettled weather conditions with occasional gusty thunderstorms depending on the distance, movement and location of the system in relation to Brunei Darussalam.

As of 8am yesterday, Typhoon Haishen was observed at the West of Pacific Ocean (20.2 degrees North, 138.5 degrees East), at approximately 3,000 kilometres away from Brunei.

Typhoon Haishen is expected to continue moving northwest-wards, further away from Brunei Darussalam.

Typhoon Haishen will not influence the Brunei’s weather conditions. However, the country’s weather in the next few days will be influenced by the local wind effect with development of showers along coastal areas around midday and thundershowers over inland areas in the afternoon. It is expected to propagate out to coastal and sea areas at night, and may prolong to early morning.

Towards the weekend, rain activities are expected to increase with occasional crossing of showers, thundery and gusty at times. Sea state remains slight below one metre throughout this week.

Members of the public are advised to take note of the risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas during heavy showers or thundershowers, as well as the risk of falling trees during gusty condition.

The public, motorists and fishermen are also advised to always stay up-to-date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warnings issued by BDMD.

BDMD will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if and when necessary. For the latest weather information, contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at Forecast Centre through the Weather Line at 114 or visit website at www.met.gov.bn or through the Brunei WX mobile application.