WEATHER SITUATION UPDATE FOR BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 03 DECEMBER 2019
03 Dec 2019
1. General Situation:
Brunei Darussalam is currently in the Northeast Monsoon season which will normally last until March. The first two months of Northeast Monsoon (December and January), also known as the rainy season, normally have the highest amount of rainfall as compared to the other months. During
this period, unsettled weather conditions with occasional heavy showers or thundershowers are expected especially during the night and early morning.
As of today (3rdDecember 2019), Typhoon 'KAMMURI' is observed at coordinates 13.2 deg N 122.2 deg E, over the Philippines, approximately 1200 km away from our country and is expected to move north westwards in the next 24 hours.
2. Brunei Weather Situation:
Our weather is expected to be indirectly influenced by the tail-end effect of Typhoon 'KAMMURI' over the next few days. Therefore, we are expecting gusty showers at sea and may occasionally spread to coastal areas. Meanwhile, sea state is expected to be rough with wave heights reaching about 3.0 meters and wind speed reaching up to 40-50 km/h.
3. Our Advice:
During this rainy season, it is important for the general public to take note of the risk of flooding or flash floods at low-lying and flood prone areas, and the risk of landslides will be high especially when heavy rainfall occurs for more than 2 hours. The risk of severe flooding may occur during the event
of very heavy rain coinciding with high tide. Strong winds and rough sea conditions are dangerous especially to all small crafts and sea recreational activities and sports.
In light of this, members of the general public, road users and fishermen are advised to always be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, and to take precaution and any necessary actions to ensure safety.
The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to remind the general public not to disseminate unverified weather information through social media as this may cause unnecessary panic and restlessness to the general public. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions
and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary. We would also like to advise the public to keep updated with the latest weather information by visiting our website at www.met.gov.bn or follow our Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application. The public may contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at our Forecast Office, through our Weather Line 114.