29 Aug 2017

Brunei Darussalam is currently under the influence of the South West Monsoon until the month of September. This monsoon season also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the Northwest Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. When such systems develop, the country tends to experience occasional gusty thunderstorms depending on the location of the system in relation to Brunei.

One of these tropical systems was Typhoon HATO which indirectly influenced the wet and windy condition experienced last week. However, Typhoon HATO has since made landfall over Hong Kong on the 23rd August 2017 and it has dissipated.

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions from time to time, and will issue advisory or weather warning whenever necessary. We would like to advise the public to follow the latest weather information by visiting our website or follow our social media page on Facebook (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and mobile app Brunei WX. The public can also call the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Centre through our Weather Line 114. We also urge the general public not to disseminate any unverified weather information through the social media as it can cause anxiety and panic to members of the general public.

Wallahualam Bissawab.

Issued by:
Weather Services Division
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
06 Zulhijjah 1438 / 29 August 2017
Ref: WSD/PR/05/2017