Brunei to experience hot and dry weather until March end

James Kon

Brunei Darussalam is expected to experience hot and dry weather conditions with less rainfall due to stable atmospheric conditions as the country heads into the second phase of the Northeast Monsoon period from January until the end of March.

Based on the climatology of Brunei Darussalam, February and March have the lowest number of rainy days and amount of recorded rainfall compared to other months of the year.

The latest update on the weather conditions was released by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) yesterday.

In the statement, BDMD stated, “Potential weather impacts during the second half of the Northeast Monsoon are hot during the day and at times maximum air temperature increases between 33 to 35 degrees Celsius, and the dry conditions may also cause slight haze.”

General forecast for this upcoming week will be breezy at land and sea especially at noon and in the afternoon. The breezy condition is also expected to cause wave heights to increase up to a rough state of 2.0 metres, which is dangerous to small crafts and sea recreational activities and water sports at sea.

BDMD will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory and warnings when necessary.

BDMD advises the public to keep updated with the latest weather information by visiting the website at www.met.gov.bn or follow its Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.

The public can contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office, through the Weather Line 114.