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20 Nov 2017

We would like to refer to a text message being circulated around through the Whatsapp application and
the social media mentioning the possibility of a tsunami threat to several areas in our neighbouring
region.

In this regard, to date the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department has not received any
information regarding the occurrence of a tsunami event eitherfrom Regional or International Tsunami
Warning Centres, that would have a potential threat to the country.

We seek cooperation and urge the general public not to disseminate further any unverified information
as it can cause anxiety and panic to members of the general public.

Members of the public who wish to follow the latest weather information...

20 Nov 2017

Pihak kami ingin merujuk pada teks pesanan yang mula menular melalui aplikasi Whatsapp dan mediamedia
sosial yang menyatakan berkemungkinannya terjadi satu ancaman tsunami kepada beberapa
kawasan di rantau jiran.

Setakat ini, Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam tidak ada menerima sebarang maklumat mengenai
kejadian tsunami yang dimaksudkan samada daripada pusat-pusat amaran tsunami serantau atau
antarabangsa yang berpotensi mengancam Negara kita.

Dalam perkara ini, kami memohonkan kerjasama dan juga menggesa supaya orang ramai tidak
menyebarkan sebarang maklumat yang tidak sahih, oleh kerana ianya boleh menyebabkan keresahan
dan keadaan panik kepada orang ramai.

Orang ramai bolehlah mengikuti maklumat...

Brunei Darussalam is expected to experience the Northeast Monsoon from December 2017 until March 2018. Normally
during the rainy season in December and January, the country will experience very active weather conditions with
occasional heavy showers and thundershowers especially during the afternoon and at night.

Like previous events, it is important to note that the risks of flash floods and flooding at low-lying and flood-prone
areas, and the risks of landslides, can occur especially during heavy rainfall of more than 2 hours. The risk of severe
flooding may occur during the event of heavy rain coinciding with high tide. Strong surges from the Northeasterly winds
may also increase the waves height over Brunei Waters from moderate to...

Monsun Timur Laut di Negara Brunei Darussalam dijangka bermula pada bulan Disember 2017 sehingga Mac 2018.
Secara purata pada bulan Disember dan Januari, yang juga dikenali sebagai Musim Tengujuh, aktiviti turunan hujan
adalah sangat aktif dengan kejadian hujan dan hujan berpetir berintensiti lebat sekali-sekala terutama pada waktu
sebelah petang dan malam.

Seperti kejadian-kejadian yang lepas, hujan lebat yang berlaku untuk tempoh lebih dua jam akan mengakibatkan
risiko kejadian banjir atau banjir kilat di kawasan-kawasan rendah dan mudah banjir, atau kejadian tanah susur, dan
ianya boleh menjadi lebih teruk apabila bertembung dengan kejadian air pasang. Luruan angin Timur Laut yang kuat
juga boleh meningkatkan ketinggian ombak...

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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