Brunei will experience rainfall until the end of this week, but weather conditions are expected to improve in the coming week, according to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD).
“Brunei Darussalam is currently in the second phase of the Northeast Monsoon period; and relatively, the month of February is categorised as the second driest month of the year due to the lowest amount of rainfall recorded in comparison to the other months,” the BDMD stated in its latest update.
“Since the beginning of the month until February 17, the total amount of rainfall recorded at the Meteorological Observation Station at the Brunei International Airport is 204.3mm, which is 20 per cent more than the climate normal between 1991-2020 for February (162.9mm).”
Gusty wind conditions are predicted, with wind speed reaching up to 40km/h during thundershowers, especially at sea areas.
Strong surges from the Northeasterly wind over South China Sea are expected to cause an increase of wave height over Brunei waters.
On Thursday, the sea condition was at a moderate state, with a wave height of 1.5 metres, which is expected to increase to a rough state two metres today.
With the current rough sea state, mariners and the public are advised to stay updated on the latest weather forecast, to ensure safety precautions are taken.
The public and road users are also advised to be on the alert for flash floods, especially in low-lying and flood-prone areas during heavy showers or thundershowers, as well as the risk of falling trees during gusty wind conditions.
To keep updated on the latest weather information, contact BDMD Forecast Centre through the Weather Line at 114; or visit the website at www.met.gov.bn; or log into the Facebook page (bruneiweather), Instagram account (@bruneiweather) and the Brunei WX mobile application.