Unsettled weather expected in Brunei

Unsettled weather conditions with occasional heavy showers or thundershowers are expected especially at night and early morning in the country with Brunei Darussalam experiencing the first phase of the Northeast Monsoon. Strong surges from the Northeasterly wind may also result in the increase of wave height over Brunei waters to rough state of up to three metres.

As of 12.05pm yesterday, a Tropical Depression was observed at 10.7°N 114.9°E, eastern part of South China Sea, approximately 626 kilometres from Brunei Darussalam.

The Tropical Depression is expected to continue moving westwards and away from the country.

Weather conditions over Brunei Darussalam in the next few days will be indirectly influenced by the Tropical Depression. Occasional gusty showers are expected, mostly at sea, and may spread to coastal areas. Wind gusts may reach up to 50 kilometres/hour.

Occasional gusty conditions over Brunei waters are expected to increase sea state from moderate to rough sea state with wave heights of up to three metres in the next few days
until Wednesday.

Rough sea state is dangerous to all small crafts, and sea recreational activities. Mariners and the public are advised to stay up-to-date and take into account the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning before planning sea recreational activities and to take precautions to ensure safety.

Road users are also advised to take note of the risk of flash floods, especially low lying and flood prone areas, during heavy showers or thundershowers as well as the risk of falling trees during gusty conditions.

Visit www.met.gov.bn, contact the Weather Line at 114, follow bruneiweather on Facebook and Instagram or check Brunei WX mobile application for updates.

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