Brunei Darussalam is in the Intermonsoon Season which is the transition period between the Southwest Monsoon to the Northeast Monsoon, and will normally last until the end of November. Currently, the Typhoon 'MITAG' was observed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean as of 5:45 in the morning, moving Northwards further away from the country. Typhoon 'MITAG' will not affect the weather of the country.

According to Dayang Nurulinani Binti Haji Jahari, the Meteorological Officer, during the intermonsoon period, the local wind effects will play an important role in governing our daily weather such as development of thunderstorm clouds around the country. Thunderstorm occurrences are likely at the inland area in the afternoon and propagating out to the coastal and sea areas during late night to early morning. Based on our climatological records, the frequency of thunderstorms occurrences is high during the inter-monsoon period. While on 30th September 2019, Brunei International Airport Meteorological Observation Station has recorded a total rainfall of 254mm which is nearly reaching the total average rainfall of one month for September that is 260.5 mm, causing flash flood in several areas in Brunei Darussalam

This evening, thunderstorms are expected to affect most areas in all districts with risk of flash floods over the low lying and flood prone areas. Meanwhile, the sea state of Brunei waters is expected to be below 1 meter throughout the week. Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to advise members of the general public to always be aware of the weather information and weather forecasts and also to take precaution and any necessary actions if active weather is expected. The department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary and would also like to advise the public to keep updated with the latest weather information

The latest weather information can be obtained through www.met.gov.bn or Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather), and Brunei WX mobile application. Members of the public may contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office through Weather Line 114.

Source: Radio Television Brunei