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The onset of Northeast Monsoon is expected over Brunei Darussalam by mid December 2016 until March 2017. For the first half of the monsoon season (December-January), the country will normally experience very active weather conditions with heavy and prolonged rain and thunderstorms, especially during the night and early morning.

Based on current regional weather situation and latest seasonal forecasts from the leading world climate centres, La-Niña conditions have been observed over the Pacific Ocean, and are slightly favoured (55% chance) to persist through February 2017. This phenomenon is associated with the enhancement of rainfall over the Southeast Asian region, including Brunei Darussalam. However, the total amount of rainfall for December 2016 to January 2016 is...

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...

1. Keadaan Cuaca Semasa
Pada 15 Oktober 2016, Taufan SARIKA berada di lokasi 14.3°N 124.4°E, di Timur Negara Filipina, bergerak menuju Barat ke Barat Laut dengan kelajuan 24 kmsj berserta angin kencang selaju 300 kmsj berdekatan pusat Taufan (Rajah 1). Seperti dalam Rajah 2, Taufan ini dijangka akan terus bergerak menuju Barat ke Barat Laut, seperti yang diramalkan oleh Pusat Amaran Taufan Bersama Hawai, USA, dimana dalam garisan merah menunjukkan kawasan yang dijangka akan terjejas oleh ribut Taufan SARIKA.

2. Jangkaan Keadaan Cuaca Negara Brunei Darussalam
Keadaan cuaca Negara Brunei Darussalam bermula hari ini (15hb Oktober) hingga 17hb Oktober dijangka sedikit sebanyak akan terjejas disebabkan oleh kesan secara tidak langsung atau kesan...

Brunei Darussalam is currently at the peak of the Southwest Monsoon period (August and September) where the weather conditions tend to be slightly hazy mainly originating from trans-boundary haze. Gusty showers are also expected at times due to the indirect tail-end effects of typhoon or tropical storm when it occurs over the South China Sea and the Western Pacific Ocean.

By October up until November, the country is expected to undergo the transitional (inter-monsoon) period where weather conditions are usually influenced by local wind effects that play a crucial role in the formation of localise thunderstorms. These thunderstorms are more likely to develop over the interior parts of the country during the afternoon and then spread across the coastal and sea areas at...

Negara Brunei Darussalam pada masa ini berada di kemuncak musim Barat Daya (bulan Ogos dan September) yang pada kebiasaannya akan mengalami keadaan cuaca yang sedikit berjerebu terutama berpunca daripada asap jerebu rentas sempadan. Hujan berserta angin ribut juga dijangka berlaku sekali-sekala disebabkan kesan tidak langsung tail-end jika berlakunya taufan atau ribut tropika di kawasan Laut Cina Selatan dan Lautan Barat Pasifik.
Menjelang bulan Oktober hingga bulan November, Negara Brunei Darussalam dijangka akan berada dalam musim peralihan, di mana keadaan cuaca Negara selalunya dipengaruhi oleh kesan angin tempatan yang memainkan peranan penting dalam menghasilkan aktiviti ribut petir. Lazimnya ribut petir akan membentuk di kawasan pedalaman pada waktu petang dan merebak ke...