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Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to clarify regarding the viral information on Typhoon ‘Mangkut’ that is being spread in the social media. In that regard, we would like to notify that currently there is no Typhoon identified across our region. The Typhoon ‘Mangkut’ that has been viraled in the sosial media had actually occurred in September 2018.

However, there is a Tropical Storm named ‘Noul’ currently located at 13.0°N 118.5°E (as of 2.00 am local time on 16 September 2020) which is approximately 933 km from Brunei Darussalam and is expected to move to the northern part of South China Sea, away from Brunei Darussalam.

This Tropical Storm is expected to indirectly influence our weather situation causing unsettled weather...

Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam ingin menjelaskan mengenai maklumat Taufan ‘Mangkut’ yang tular di media sosial pada masa ini. Sehubungan itu, dimaklumkan bahawa pada masa ini tidak ada sistem taufan yang dikesan di kawasan rantau kita. Taufan ‘Mangkut’ yang tular di media sosial pada masa ini adalah kejadian taufan yang telah berlaku pada bulan September 2018.

Walau bagaimanapun, sistem yang ada pada masa ini hanyalah sistem Ribut Tropika (Tropical Storm) yang dinamakan ‘Noul’ yang mana tahap kekuatan sistem ini adalah jauh lebih rendah dibandingkan dengan sistem taufan. Pada pukul 2.00 pagi waktu tempatan (16 September 2020), Ribut Tropika ‘Noul’ berada di lokasi 13.0°N 118.5°E iaitu kira-kira 933 km dari Negara Brunei Darussalam. Sistem berkenaan...

1. General Situation:
Brunei Darussalam is still in the Southwest Monsoon season, where the general wind flow is blowing from the southwest. Southwest Monsoon also coincides with the season of active development of
cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the Western Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. When such system develops, our country tends to experience unsettled weather conditions with occasional gusty thunderstorms depending on the distance, movement and location of the system in relation to Brunei Darussalam.

As of 8.00 am local time today, Typhoon ‘Haishen’ was observed attheWest of Pacific Ocean (20.2⁰N, 138.5⁰E), at approximately 3000 km away from Brunei Darussalam. Typhoon ‘Haishen’ is expected
to continue...

1. Keadaan Secara Am:
Negara Brunei Darussalam pada masa ini masih berada dalam Monsun Barat Daya, di mana aliran angin pada amnya akan bertiup dari arah Barat Daya. Musim Barat Daya juga menandakan musim kejadian sistem siklon yang aktif, seperti ribut tropika dan taufan, di kawasan rantau Barat Lautan Pasifik dan Laut China Selatan. Apabila berlakunya ribut tropika dan taufan, negara sering mengalami keadaan cuaca aktif dengan hujan ribut petir berserta angin kencang berlaku sekalisekala, tertakluk kepada jarak, pergerakan dan lokasi sistem tersebut dari kawasan Negara.

Pada pukul 8.00 pagi waktu tempatan hari ini, Taufan ‘Haishen’ berada di kawasan Barat Lautan Pasifik (20.2⁰N, 138.5⁰E) iaitu sekitar 3000 km jauh dari Negara Brunei Darussalam. Taufan...

Our country is still in Southwest Monsoon now whereby wind is blowing from Southwest direction.

Atmospheric conditions tend to be quite stable with minimal thundershowers occurrences as compared to the intermonsoon period in April and May. Southwest Monsoon typically last up until September. During the peak of the monsoon period which is around August, the country usually experiences hazy conditions due to the generally dry weather across the Southeast Asian region.

Latest meteorological data shows that there is no tropical storm system observed within our region at the moment. While the weather forecast for the next few days will still be influenced by the local wind effects with occurrences of showers and thundershowers at the inland areas in the...