Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Met Department Issues Rough Seas Warning By Azlan Othman

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Brunei Meteorological Services warned of strong winds and rough seas in Brunei today (Tuesday), brought on by tropical storm Hagibis, which hit Vietnam, and Typhoon Mitag that slammed into northern Philippines.

The weather forecaster told the Bulletin yesterday that they have issued a warning to small vessel operators about the dangerous conditions at sea. Winds of 10-30 km/h on land and 30-40 km/h at sea were recorded Monday and expected today. Moderate to rough seas and up to three-metre high waves are also expected.
The weather forecast for today states that it will be fair and windy most of the day. However, thunderstorms or squally showers are still expected, mostly in the sea but may also be experienced inland from time to time.
"But the occasional showers mostly at sea during the night will be brief.

"We will monitor the situation after tomorrow (Tuesday) based on the strength of the cyclone and the progress of the tropical storm," the forecaster said.

Meanwhile, the Marine Department announced that Brunei will experience unusual high tide for seven days. The high tide could at times be more than two metres high, RTB reported. The tide level that could be as high as 2.7 metres began last Saturday and will last until the 30th of this month. It will be experienced between 9pm and 3am.

Due to the phenomena, outboard boat operators and ship navigators are advised to proceed with extra caution especially when it rains and when approaching housing areas along the Brunei River. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin


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