| Azlan Othman |
THERE will be a drop in the intensity of high pressure centred around China, resulting in the reduction in wind intensity in this region.
Hence the amount of rainfall in Brunei Darussalam would be reduced, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) said yesterday.
The wind will intensify again starting January 31 until February 1. This could cause active climate with an increase in rainfall and activity trend.
Based on the information from the Marine Department, February, the tide levels at Brunei river and Temburong river are expected to increase from the normal 2.2 metres to 2.5 metres until February (from 4pm to next day).
Should the river tide level coincide with the heavy and continous rainfall, it would rise especially at remote areas, hence increasing the likehood of floods.
Heavy and continous rainfall could also cause landslides especially at high risk areas.
Members of the public are urged to be cautious and take precautionary measures to avoid untoward incidents.
The public can contact the Fire and Rescue Department hotline 995, police 993 and ambulance 991.
For weather updates, the public can call the weather forecaster at 114 or 2345567 or through the website www.met.gov.bn or download Brunei WX apps on their smartphones.
For tide level updates on Brunei waters, the public can contact the Marine Department at 2771998.