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Expect more thunderstorms

The country should expect to experience more thunderstorms as it enters the inter-monsoon period, which is expected to last until the end of May, according to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department.

“Brunei Darussalam has entered the inter-monsoon period which is the transition period after the Northeast Monsoon and before entering the Southwest Monsoon,” said the department.

“During this period, the absence of prevailing monsoonal wind flow has allowed local wind effects to play an important role in governing our daily weather.

“Based on our climatological records, the frequency of thunderstorms occurrence is high during the inter-monsoon period in comparison to the other months”.

“The average rainy days for April is 16 days and May is 18,” said the department.

The department said throughout the inter-monsoon period, the country normally experiences fair weather in the morning and isolated coastal showers around midday.

In the afternoon, thunderstorms can occur over the inland, spreading and affecting coastal and sea areas at night, and may persist to early morning of the following day.

Light wind from variable directions in the morning and at night, and from northwest in the afternoon and the wave condition at sea is generally at slight state.

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