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    Heavy rains expected this week, says meteorological department

    The country will be experiencing increased rainfall starting today until Saturday due to the Northeast Monsoon, according to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department yesterday.

    The department said Brunei Darussalam is in the first phase of the Northeast Monsoon, where unsettled weather conditions with showers and thunderstorms are expected, especially at night until the early morning.

    “Weather condition over Brunei Darussalam is forecast to be active starting today. This is due to the combination of influences of Northeasterly surge and low pressure areas over our region, which enhances the development of rain clouds and thus increases rainfall activity in our country,” said the department. “Wind speed may increase up to 40 kilometres per hour during or near heavy showers or thunderstorms.”

    The department said that over Brunei waters, the sea state is at slight to moderate, with wave heights below 1.5 metres.

    The public is advised to take precautionary actions in respect to weather conditions.

    There is risk of falling trees and landslide during heavy showers and gusty conditions.

    There is also risk of flash floods especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks during heavy rain and high tide.

    The public is advised to always be up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the department.

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

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