Brunei Darussalam is still in the Southwest Monsoon period experiencing generally fair weather in the morning and showers in the afternoon, stated the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD).
As of 1pm local time yesterday, Typhoon Hinnamnor was observed at 25.6°N 129.4°E, at the sea area to the Northeast of the Philippines, approximately 2,817km away from Brunei Darussalam while one Tropical Depression was also observed at 20.8°N 132.2°E, at the sea area to the Northeast of the Philippines, approximately 2,615km away from Brunei Darussalam.
Typhoon Hinnamnor is forecast to move Westwards whereas Tropical Depression is forecast to move North-westwards. Both systems are expected to move further away from the country.
Typhoon Hinnamnor and Tropical Depression will not affect Brunei’s weather. However, active weather conditions are expected until September 4 with occasional showers or thundershowers, especially in the afternoon and at night, while rainy condition may last until early morning. Showers can be heavy and gusty at times with wind speed may increase up to 40km/h.
Over Brunei waters, the sea state is generally slight, at 0.6 metre.
The public is advised to take precautionary action with respect to the forecast active weather condition. There is a risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks during heavy rain and also during high tide. The risk of landslides and falling trees are also possible during heavy showers and gusty condition. The public, road users and fishermen are advised to always be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by (BDMD), and to take necessary action to ensure safety.