Weather conditions over the country is forecast to be active until February 28, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) announced.
Occasional heavy and thundery showers are expected to affect many areas of the country while wind speed may reach up to 45 kilometres per hour during or near heavy and thundery showers due to the presence of the strong northeasterly wind surge and a low pressure system over the region. Windy condition with gusts of up to 45 kilometres per hour can also occur during the crossing of heavy showers.
The risk of falling trees is expected during heavy showers and gusty conditions as well as risk of flash floods, especially at lowlying and flood prone areas and near river banks during continuous heavy rain and also during high tide.
Meanwhile over Brunei waters, the sea condition is generally at moderate state with wave height of one to 1.8 metres (m).
However, sea condition is forecast to be at rough state with wave height up to 3.5m especially over the offshore areas until March 2.
The rough sea condition is dangerous to small boat operations, sea recreational activities and sports, said BDMD.
The department said the country is in the second phase of the northeast monsoon. In general, northeasterly wind is more dominant and atmospheric conditions tend to be stable with less rainfall.
However, strong northeasterly wind surge and the low pressure system over the region results in unstable and humid atmosphere favourable for the development of rain clouds.
The public is advised to stay up to date through the department’s mobile app, Brunei WX, and to take action to ensure safety. Information can also be obtained from the duty meteorological forecaster at BDMD Forecast Centre through Weather Line 114 , by visiting the department’s website or on Facebook and Instagram.