Unsettled weather condition to continue

The unsettled weather condition over Brunei Darussalam is expected to continue until this weekend. Showers or thundershowers are expected especially in the afternoon and evening, and may continue to early morning.

Wind condition may be strong reaching up to 40km/h during thundershowers, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department stated in a release yesterday.

Northeasterly wind surges over the South China Sea will result in the increase of wave height over Brunei waters.

The sea condition is expected to be generally slight that may gradually increase starting tomorrow to moderate or rough state with wave height reaching up to 2.4 metres. Brunei Darussalam is currently in the Northeast Monsoon.

Generally during the wet season, unsettled weather conditions are expected with occasional heavy showers or thundershowers. January records a high number of rainy days, as well
as rainfall. A zone of active rain clouds formations commonly known as Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is currently present over our region while a strong Northeasterly wind surge is also occurring.

These condition has contributed to an increase in rain in the country.

The public is advised to take note of the risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood-prone areas during heavy showers or thundershowers as well as the risk of falling trees during gusty conditions. There is also a risk of severe flooding during very heavy rain coinciding with high tide.

Rough sea state is dangerous to all small crafts, and sea recreational activities and sports including swimming, jetskiing and scuba diving.

Mariners, the public and road users are advised to always be up to date and take into account the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning before planning any activities and to take precautions, to ensure safety.

The department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and issue advisory or warnings if and when necessary.

The department urged the public to keep updated with the latest weather information by contacting the duty weather forecaster at the Forecast Centre through our Weather Line 114, visiting its website at www.met.gov.bn or follow Facebook account (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.