Tropical Storm Pakhar is not expected to affect the weather in the Sultanate. However, the influence of northeasterly surge potentially enhances the development of rain clouds and thus increases rainfall. Therefore, weather condition is still expected to be active until today, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department said.
As of 8am yesterday, Tropical Storm Pakhar was observed at coordinates 20.1°N 129.3°E, at the Western Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,340 kilometres from Brunei. It is forecast to move northeastwards, away from the country.
Brunei is currently in the first phase of the northeast monsoon, where generally unsettled weather conditions with showers and thunderstorms, heavy at times, are expected especially at night until early morning.
Showers, heavy and thundery at times, are expected with wind speed that may reach up to 45 kilometres per hour during or near heavy showers.
Meanwhile, over Brunei waters, the wave condition is at slight to moderate state, below 1.5 metres.
The public is advised to take precautionary actions with respect to the forecasted active weather. There is risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks during continuous heavy rain and high tide.
Landslides and falling trees are also possible during heavy showers and gusty condition.
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, and to take necessary actions to ensure safety.