STATEMENT ON TYPHOON SARIKA

15 Oct 2016

1. General Situation
On 15th October 2016 Typhoon SARIKA was located around 14.3°N 124.4°E to the East of the Philippines, moving WNW at 24 km/h with maximum wind gust speed of 300 km/h (Figure 1). Typhoon SARIKA is expected to continue moving West-Northwest, as indicated by typhoon track forecast in Figure 2, issued by Joint Typhoon Warning Centre, Hawaii, USA. Inside heavy red line denotes storm warning area.

2. Brunei Darussalam Weather Outlook
It is expected that Brunei weather conditions starting today (15th October) until 17th October will be influenced by the indirect effects or tail-end effects of Typhoon SARIKA circulation and track, as it continues moving West-Northwest across the Philippines later this evening (15 October), resulting for occasional crossing of squally showers and thundershowers with wind gusts may reach up to 40 km/h especially over the sea areas. The wave height over Brunei Waters may also increase from moderate to rough conditions up to 2.5 m, especially over the offshore.

3. Advisory
We would like to advise the general public, motorists, and mariners to take necessary steps and precautions to ensure safety, especially on the potential of unsettled weather conditions that the country might experience caused by Typhoon SARIKA.

The department shall continue to monitor on the development and track of Typhoon SARIKA closely and will issue appropriate weather advisory or warnings if necessary. We also like to advise the public to get latest weather update by visiting our website at www.met.gov.bn or follow our Facebook (bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application. The public may also contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at our Weather Forecast Office, through our Weather Line 114.
Wallahualam Bissawab.




Issued by
Weather Services Division
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
14 Muharam 1438 / 15th October 2016
Ref: WSD/PR/09/2016