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1. General Situation

On 20th October 2017 (at 0500 LT) Typhoon LAN was located around 18.3°N 130.0°E to the East of the Philippines, moving North at 15 km/h with maximum wind gust speed of 140 km/h near the centre. Typhoon LAN is expected to continue moving North, that is further away from our region.

2. Brunei Darussalam Weather Outlook

The side effect of Typhoon system is expected to continue to influence the weather condition of Brunei Darussalam, today (20th October 2017) until 23rd October 2017, where the country will experience wet conditions with showers, heavy and windy at times, where the wind gusts may reach 50-60 km/h. The wave height over Brunei Waters may also increase from Moderate to Rough conditions of up to 3.0 m.
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1. Keaadaan Cuaca Semasa

Pada 20 Oktober 2017 (5.00 pagi waktu setempat), Taufan LAN berada di lokasi 18.3°N 130.0°E, di Timur Negara Filipina, bergerak menuju Utara dengan kelajuan 15 kmsj berserta angin kencang selaju 140 kmsj berdekatan pusat Taufan. Taufan ini dijangka akan terus bergerak ke arah Utara, iaitu semakin menjauhi rantau kita.

2. Jangkaan Keadaan Cuaca Negara Brunei Darussalam

Kesan sampingan sistem Taufan ini dijangka akan terus mempengaruhi keadaan cuaca Negara Brunei Darussalam bermula hari ini (20hb Oktober 2017) hingga 23hb Oktober 2017 di mana Negara kita akan mengalami keadaan lembap dengan cuaca hujan berintensiti lebat sekali-sekala dan kadangkala berangin kencang, dengan kelajuan boleh meningkat sehingga 50-60...

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to inform the public that the following
information that has been disseminated around through Whatsapp application and social media this
afternoon is not true for Brunei Darussalam:

"Malam ani angin d jangka sekuat 200 km akan melanda brunei, sma2 kta ne berdoa agar d jauh kan dri segala musibah.."

For information, Brunei Darussalam is currently in the Inter-Monsoon period. Normally during this
period, the rain and thunderstorm activities are increased and can be occasionally heavy at times. Wind
speed near thunderstorm can reach up to 50-60 km/h.

Meanwhile, weather forecast for Brunei Darussalam for this evening is expected to be gusty showers,
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Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam ingin memaklumkan bahawa maklumat keadaan cuaca berikut
yang pada masa ini menular di aplikasi Whatsapp dan media-media sosial bermula petang tadi adalah
tidak benar bagi Negara Brunei Darussalam:

"Malam ani angin di jangka sekuat 200 km akan melanda brunei, sma2 kta ne berdoa agar d jauh kan
dri segala musibah.."

Untuk makluman orang ramai, Negara Brunei Darussalam pada masa ini berada dalam Musim
Peralihan ataupun dikenali sebagai Inter-Monsoon. Pada lazimnya semasa tempoh ini aktiviti hujan dan
ribut petir meningkat, dan sekali-sekala berintensiti lebat. Angin berdekatan dengan ribut petir juga
boleh mencapai kekuatan sehingga 50-60 kmsj.

Manakala ramalan cuaca...

Brunei Darussalam is currently under the influence of the South West Monsoon until the month of September. This monsoon season also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the Northwest Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. When such systems develop, the country tends to experience occasional gusty thunderstorms depending on the location of the system in relation to Brunei.

One of these tropical systems was Typhoon HATO which indirectly influenced the wet and windy condition experienced last week. However, Typhoon HATO has since made landfall over Hong Kong on the 23rd August 2017 and it has dissipated.

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions from time to time, and will issue...