WEATHER UPDATE FOR BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 14 MAY 2020
14 May 2020
Brunei Darussalam is currently in the inter-monsoon season in which the country normally experiences hot days and variable light winds in the morning and active development of thunderstorm clouds in the afternoon. Typically, thunderstorms mostly occur over inland areas during the evening and propagate out to the coastal and sea areas during late night to early morning. The inter-monsoon season is expected to last until end of May or early June.
As of 5.00 am local time today, Tropical Depression has upgraded to Typhoon VONGFONG located approximately at 12.2°N 126.6°E, East of the Philippines, approximately at a distance of 1600 km, and expected to move westwards and subsequently northeastwards in the next few days, away from Brunei Darussalam. Typhoon VONGFONG will not affect the weather situation over our country.
Brunei Weather Situation
This week, unsettled weather conditions are forecasted with occasional heavy showers or thundershowers affecting many areas of the country, although some fair spells can be expected during the day. More active weatheris expected in the afternoon and evening of 14th and 16th of May. Meanwhile, the sea state of Brunei waters is expected to be below 0.5 meters throughout the week.
During heavy showers or thundershowers, it is important for the general public to take note of the risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas. 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.
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 Centre, through our Weather Line 114.