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Brunei
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    Stormy weather ahead

    The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department yesterday forecast an increase of rainfall activity until November 21 and warned the public to take precautions against falling trees, landslides and flash flooding.

    The department said the increase in rainfall is due to low pressure areas over the region, which enhances the development of rain clouds. It also forecast that wind speeds may increase up to 50 kilometres per hour during or near heavy showers or thunderstorms.

    Meanwhile, over Brunei waters, sea condition is at slight state, between 0.5 to 1.0 metres and expected to increase starting on November 19 to moderate state of up to 1.7 metres.

    The department noted that the country is still in the Inter-Monsoon period, where local wind effects play an important role in governing the daily weather.

    During this Inter-Monsoon period, the weather is generally fair in the morning. Showers and thunderstorms occur mainly over the inland during the afternoon, and propagate towards coastal and sea areas at night, and at times prolonged to early morning of the following day.

    The department said there is a possible risk of falling trees and landslides during heavy showers and gusty conditions and a risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood-prone areas as well as near the river banks during heavy rain and high tide.

    The department urged the public, including road users and fishermen to keep to date with the latest weather forecast and advisories.

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