WEATHER SITUATION UPDATE FOR BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
18 Oct 2015
1. General Situation
At 08 am local time, 18 October 2015, Typhoon KOPPU was located at 16.0°N 121.4°E, north of the Philippines, moving west at about 15 km/h with maximum wind speed of around 166 km/h (Figure 1). Typhoon KOPPU is expected to continue moving slowly Northwest-North, as indicated by the typhoon track forecast in Figure 1, issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Centre, Hawaii, USA. The region inside the dotted red line denotes storm warning area.
2. Brunei Darussalam Weather Outlook
The weather situation over Brunei Darussalam for the next few days will continue to be influenced by the indirect effects or tailÂend effects of Typhoon KUPPO track and circulation, as it is forecasted to linger around the Philippines in the upcoming few days. Occasional thundery showers are still expected particularly up until the early morning of Tuesday (20th October 2015). The country is also likely to experience slightly windy condition at times during early next week and gradually easing towards mid-week as the typhoon is expected to move further north. Wind gust may reach up to 50 km/h during and near heavy thundershowers. The wave height over the Brunei Waters will increase from moderate to rough conditions up to 2.5 m, especially over the offshore areas.
In view of these situations, we would like to advise the general public, motorists, and mariners to take necessary steps and precautions, especially during the active weather conditions to ensure safety.
The Department also like to remind the general public not to disseminate unverified weather information through social media, which may cause panic and restlessness to members of the general public.
We shall continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and will issue appropriate weather advisory or warnings, as and when necessary according to our Standard Operating Procedures. For the latest weather update, the public can contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office, through Weather Line 114 or 2345567, or visit our website at www.met.gov.bn or follow or Facebook page, Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department and Brunei WX mobile app.
Muhamad Husaini bin Aji
Acting Director of Meteorology
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
05 Muharram 1437 / 18th October 2015