Thundershowers likely in Brunei

The development of cyclonic system remains active over the Western Part of Pacific Ocean and South China Sea areas.

As of 8am yesterday, Tropical Storm Etau was observed at 12.9°N 113.4°E, Northern South China Sea, at 888km away from Brunei Darussalam. Tropical Storm Etau is expected to continue moving westwards, further away from Brunei.

Weather conditions over Brunei Darussalam will be indirectly influenced by Tropical Storm Etau, until tomorrow.

Thundershowers with occasionally gusty winds are expected to occur, mostly at sea, and spread to land areas at times. Wind speed may reach up to 45km/h near thundershowers.
The sea state over Brunei waters is expected to be moderate reaching heights of up to
1.5 metres.

The public is 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 is also advised to be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD), and to take precautions and actions to ensure safety.

BDMB will continue to monitor the weather conditions and issue warnings when necessary.

The public can keep updated with the latest weather information either by contacting the Forecast Centre through the Weather Line at 114, visiting www.met.gov.bn or following the Facebook account (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.

Tropical Storm ‘Etau’ location and track forecast. PHOTO: JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTRE, HAWAII