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Active weather condition to persist this week

Fadley Faisal

After weeks of prolonged dry spells, the Sultanate is experiencing active weather condition due to the influence of La Nina in the region.

The country is currently in the southwest monsoon period, where the southwesterly wind is likely to be more dominant with stable atmospheric conditions that contributed to flash floods in some sections of the country, especially rural areas.

According to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, La Nina has resulted in the presence of variable winds and moist atmospheric conditions that causes the development of active rain clouds.

Unsettled weather conditions are expected to persist until the end of the week with occasional showers or thundershowers, especially at night until early morning.

Photo shows vehicles queueing in the rain in Berakas. PHOTO: FADLEY FAISAL

Showers or thundershowers are expected to be heavy and gusty at times with wind gust may reach up to 40 kilometre per hour.

Over Brunei waters, the sea state is generally slight, below 0.6 metres, the statement added.

There is risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks during continuous heavy rain that may last for more than one hour and also during high tide. The risk of landslides and falling trees is also possible during heavy showers and gusty condition.

The public is advised to take precautionary action. Public, road users and fishermen are advised to keep up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the department, and to take action to ensure safety. The department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and issue weather advisories or warnings if necessary.

Latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed through Brunei WX app, or by contacting the duty meteorological forecaster at the Forecast Centre, through Weather Line 114, or by visiting, Facebook and Instagram (@bruneiweather).