Continuous showers expected today

Brunei Darussalam is still in the Southwest Monsoon season and the country’s weather is expected to be active until today due to very active development of rain clouds over the country resulting in the increase of rainfall, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) stated in a release yesterday.

Continuous showers are expected to persist and will affect the whole country. Occasional heavy showers are expected with wind gust reaching up to 45 km/h over land and up to 60 km/h at sea.

The sea condition with wave height is at moderate to rough state, and is expected to reach to 2.4-metre during showers.

The department advised the public to take note of the high risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near the river bank areas during heavy showers and high tide. Risk of landslide and falling trees are also expected during showers and gusty condition.

Public, road users and fishermen are advised to always be up-to-date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warnings issued by the department, and to take precautions to ensure public safety.

The department said it will continue to monitor the weather conditions and issue advisories or warnings if necessary.

Latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed through the department’s mobile app, Brunei WX, as they can be received immediately once issued.

Latest weather information can also be obtained by contacting the duty meteorological forecaster at the department’s forecast centre via Weather Line at 114, visiting its website at www.met.gov.bn or following its social media.