Brunei expects heavy showers until Oct 25


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam is still in the intermonsoon season and the country’s weather is expected to be active until Oct 25 due to the active development of rain clouds and thunderstorms over the country resulting in increased rainfall.

Thunderstorms are expected to form over the inland areas in the afternoon and become widespread, and at times intense, as they move towards the coastal and sea areas at night.

Showers can be heavy and gusty at times with wind gust reaching up to 45km/h, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) stated in a release on Wednesday (Oct 20).

Over Brunei waters, sea state is generally slight below 1.0 metre throughout the week.

When rain continues for more than an hour, the public is advised to take note of the high risk of flash floods, especially at low-lying and flood prone areas as well as near river banks. The risk of landslide and falling trees are also expected during showers and gusty condition.

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

The department said it will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisories or warnings if necessary. Latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed through the department’s app, Brunei WX.

Latest weather information can also be obtained by contacting the duty meteorological forecaster at the Forecast Centre through the Weather Line 114, by visiting www.met.gov.bn, or through the department’s social media platforms @bruneiweather.

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