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Unsettled weather conditions to continue until Thursday

The unsettled weather condition is expected to persist in the next few days due to the combination of cold surge and a low pressure system, leading to more moist atmospheric condition, thus enhancing the development of rain clouds, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) said in a statement yesterday.

Active weather condition is forecast to continue until December 7 with occasional heavy and thundery showers while wind gust may reach up to 45 kilometres per hour during or near heavy thundershowers.

The Sultanate is at the beginning of the northeast monsoon and is expected to persist until around end of March 2024.

The first two months of the monsoon (December and January), also known as the rainy season, normally receive the highest amount of rainfall and have recorded the highest number of rainy days, in comparison to the other months.

The sea state is generally at slight to moderate, up to 1.5 metres.

A file photo of a man crossing the road in the rain. PHOTO: RAFI ROSLI

The BDMD advised the public to take precautionary actions with respect to the forecast active weather condition.

There is a high risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood-prone areas as well as near river banks during continuous heavy rain and during high tide. Landslides and fallen trees are also possible during heavy showers and gusty conditions.

The sea state is dangerous to all small boat operations, sea recreational activities and sports.

Public, road users and fishermen are advised to stay up to date with the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning issued by the BDMD, and to take action to ensure safety.