CLARIFICATION WITH REGARD TO THE VIRAL GRAPHIC RAIN ANIMATION FOR THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGION 23 DECEMBER 2021
23 Dec 2021
The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to clarify regarding a viral video circulating in the social media which shows a graphic animation of rainfall forecast that started from 20th December 2021 until 30th December 2021 for the Southeast Asian region, captured from a mobile weather application.
In this regard, we would like to inform that the animation shows forecasts of accumulation of rainfall amount for the coming period of 24 hours, 3 days, 5 days and 10 days for the Southeast Asian region.
The forecasts of accumulation rainfall amount is generally considered normal for the wet season, during Northeast Monsoon that is currently being experienced in our region.
In this regard, for our country Brunei Darussalam, as we are currently in the wet season, unsettled weather is normal with occasional heavy showers being expected especially at night until early morning. Active weather is forecasted to start from 25th December 2021 until 31th December 2021.
Therefore, we would like to advise the general public not to be alarmed and to always follow the official weather information issued by our department. We shall continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisories and warnings when necessary.
We would also like to advise the public not to easily trust and be misled by unconfirmed information that has been circulated through the social media without first authenticating its validity.
The latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed easily through our mobile app, Brunei WX, as these weather information, advisories and warnings can be received immediately after they are issued. Latest weather information can also be obtained by contacting the duty meteorological forecaster at our Forecast Centre, through our Weather Line 114, by visiting our website at www.met.gov.bn or follow our Facebook (@bruneiweather) and Instagram (@bruneiweather).
Wallahu a’lam Bissawab.