Yellow alert issued for strong winds, rough sea state

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Metrological Department cautioned the public against going out to sea today as strong winds and rough sea conditions were forecast to carry over from the weekend.

A weather advisory issued at 6.40am yesterday warned these conditions were dangerous for sea activities and boat operations.

This is due to strong northeasterly winds of up to 60km/h and rough sea state with waves reaching 4m in height which are expected to last until 6.39am this morning.

The Metrological Department also issued an early warning on February 6, altering the public to the dangerous sea conditions expected over Brunei waters.

Meanwhile, the weather warning level was raised to ‘yellow’ at 7am yesterday wind speeds of up to 45 km/h on land were likely to persist until midday.

There was also a risk of flash floods during prolonged rain, particularly in low-lying and flood-prone areas.

A ‘yellow’ warning stage cautions the general public to be on alert, while ‘orange’ and ‘red’ warnings would only be activated for more severe weather conditions.

The latest weather advisories are posted on the Metrological Department’s website at www.met.gov.bn and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BruneiWeather. For more information, the public can contact the 114 weather hotline or the metrological forecaster on duty at 2345567.

The Brunei Times