Typhoons in Brunei

Typhoons occur rarely in Brunei. On average, they happen about once per year.

The typhoon season in the Pacific usually begins with less severe storms in April and does not end until November. The most severe typhoons usually occur in August and September.

Brunei has certainly been affected by the foothills of several typhoons, but during the past 12 months no typhoon reached the inhabited areas on land.

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Most violent typhoons in Brunei since 2018

Krovanh: December 17-25, 2020

Wind speed:
max. 65 km/h
max. 667 km
Air pressure:
below 1000 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
tropical storm
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On December 21st, 2020 at 8:00 am it had the shortest distance at about 506 km north of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei and Muara.

Kalmaegi: November 9-22, 2019

Wind speed:
max. 161 km/h
max. 722 km
Air pressure:
below 964 mbar
Saffir-Simpson scale:
category 2
The typhoon did not make direct landfall. On November 22nd, 2019 at 8:00 pm it had the shortest distance at about 647 km northeast of Tutong.

These evaluations are based on data from the National Centers for Environmental Information of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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