BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - The National Disaster Management Centre is advising the public to take precautions as the amount of rainfall is expected to increase over the next few days.
A statement from the centre yesterday said the northeast wind is expected to rise again from January 31 until February 1, which could lead to increased rainfall in Brunei.
Based on information from the Marine Department, from January 28 to February 8, tide levels in Sungai Brunei and Sungai Temburong are expected to return to normal (2.2 to 2.5 meters) starting 4pm every day.
If the incoming tide coincides with heavy and prolonged rainfall, water levels are expected to rise and flooding in rural and low-lying areas is possible, the statement added.
Heavy and continuous rainfall can also cause landslides, especially in high-risk and hillside areas.
Members of the public are advised to be alert and take necessary precautions. If emergency assistance is required, the public can contact the Fire and Rescue Department through their hotline at 995, the Royal Brunei Police Force at 993 and ambulance at 991.
For the latest weather updates, the public can contact the weather forecaster at the Meteorological Department at 114 or 2345567 or through their website at www.met.gov.bn. The public can also download the Brunei WX application.