Tropical Storm Ma-On, Northeast of the Philippines, approximately 1,635 kilometres (km) away from Brunei and Tropical Storm Tokage, Southeast of Japan, approximately 4,631km away from the Sultanate, are observed as of 11am yesterday, according to a press statement from Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD).
Tropical Storm Ma-On is forecast to move North-westwards while Tropical Storm Tokage is forecast to move North-eastwards, and both tropical storms are expected to move further away from Brunei.
Tropical Storm Tokage will not affect Brunei’s weather.
Tropical Storm Ma-On will indirectly cause unsettled weather conditions this week especially today and tomorrow. Occasional showers or thundershowers are expected to cross land and sea areas, especially at night until early morning.
Showers can be heavy and gusty at times and wind speed may increase up to 45km/h.
Over Brunei waters, sea state is generally slight, between 0.4 and 0.8 metres.
The public is advised to take precautionary actions.
A risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near the river banks during heavy rain and also during high tide is expected. Risk of landslides and falling trees are also possible during heavy showers and gusty condition.
Public, road users and fishermen are advised to be up to date with the weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the BDMD, and to take actions to ensure safety. The agency will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisories or warnings if necessary.
Latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed through Brunei WX mobile app. For information, the public can contact the duty meteorological forecaster through the Weather Line 114, visit www.met.gov.bn or follow @bruneiweather on Facebook and Instagram (@bruneiweather).