24 Dec 2019

Brunei Darussalam is now in the first half of Northeast Monsoon which normally would receive a high amount of rainfall. The weather condition is expected to be rainy in most days up until the end of January 2020. Unsettled weather conditions with occasional heavy showers or thundershowers especially during the night and early morning are expected.

Tropical Storm Advisory: Typhoon PHANFONE

At 1:00 pm local time today, Typhoon PHANFONE was observed at coordinates 11.0°N, 126.6°E over eastern part Philippines approximately 1,400 km away from Brunei Darussalam. Typhoon PHANFONE is expected to continue move westwards.

Brunei Weather Situation

Showery at sea, heavy and thundery at times, are expected in the next few days and occasionally move onshore and affect the land. Whereas sea is at slight to moderate state, between 0.5 and 1.4 meters.

Our Advice

During continuous and heavy rain, it is important for the general public to take note of the risk of flooding or flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas. The risk of landslides will also be high especially when heavy rainfall occurs continuously for more than 2 hours. There is also a risk
of severe flooding during the event of very heavy rain coinciding with high tide. Strong winds and rough sea conditions are dangerous especially to all small crafts and sea recreational activities and sports.

In light of this, members of the general public, road users and fishermen are advised to always be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, and to take precaution and any necessary actions to ensure safety.

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to remind the general public not to disseminate unverified weather information through social media as this may cause unnecessary panic and restlessness to the general public. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary. We would also like to advise the public to keep updated with the latest weather information by visiting our website at or follow our Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application. The public may contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at our Forecast Office, through our Weather Line 114.

Wallahualam Bissawab.