The Sultanate is in the first phase of the Northeast Monsoon, where generally unsettled weather conditions with showers or thunderstorms are expected especially during the night until early morning, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) announced.
Based on the latest numerical weather prediction model, weather conditions over Brunei are forecast to be active until Sunday. Active weather conditions are due to the influence of northeasterly wind surge and the formation of low pressure system over the region, resulting in unstable and moist atmospheric conditions which is favourable for the development of rain clouds.
The influence of the low pressure system could also bring about windy conditions which can be gusty at times, especially during the crossing of heavy showers over the Sultanate.
Showers, heavy and thundery at times, are expected with wind gust that may reach up to 45 km/h over land areas and up to 50 km/h over sea areas during or near heavy showers.
Meanwhile, over Brunei waters, sea condition is at moderate to rough state, with wave height of one to three metres.
The public is advised to take precautions with respect to the forecast of active weather conditions. The risk of falling trees and landslide is possible during heavy showers and gusty conditions.
There are high risks of flooding and flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks during heavy rain and also during high tide.
Rough sea conditions are dangerous to all small craft, sea recreational activities and sports.
The public is advised to stay up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by BDMD, and to take action to ensure safety.