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    Wet days on the horizon

    James Kon

    Brunei continues to experience active weather conditions which is expected to last until Saturday due to the influence of a low pressure system developed over the South China Sea.

    This condition is expected to cause occasional gusty showers, especially at sea and may at times affect the land areas. Wind speed may increase up to 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) at land areas and 60km/h at sea, during or near gusty showers.

    The latest weather update was issued by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) under the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications yesterday.

    The Sultanate is in the inter-monsoon period, where local wind effects play an important role in governing the daily weather. For the past few days, frequent showers and thunderstorms occurred over inland during the afternoon, spreading and affecting coastal and sea areas at night, and persisted to early morning of the following day.

    Meanwhile, over Brunei waters, sea is at rough state between two to three metres, starting today until Friday.

    The department advised the public to take precautionary action with respect to the active weather conditions.

    The risk of falling trees and landslide is possible during heavy showers and gusty conditions.

    The department stated of the risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near the river banks during heavy rain and also during high tide, while rough sea conditions are dangerous to all small crafts, and sea recreational activities and sports.

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

    A man holding an umbrella as he walks. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI
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