Tuesday, May 28, 2024
33 C
Brunei Town

Active weather condition to persist this week

Brunei Darussalam is currently in the Southwest Monsoon period where the weather would normally be fair in the morning and showers in the afternoon.

However, the Sultanate is experiencing active weather conditions influenced by the presence of a persistent low-pressure system over the South China Sea resulting in atmospheric conditions favourable for the development of rain clouds.

The influence of the low-pressure system also brought windy conditions which are gusty at times.

Active weather conditions are expected towards the end of the week with occasional squally showers, especially in the afternoon and at night, which may last until early morning.

Showers are expected to be heavy, gusty and thundery at times, with winds reaching up to 45 kilometres per hour (km/h) over land areas. Over Brunei waters, winds may reach up to 55km/h with sea state at slight to moderate with height between 0.6 to 1.6 metres.

The risk of falling trees is likely during gusty conditions. There is also risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas, and near river banks during continuous heavy rain and high tide.