LOCATED near the equator, Brunei Darussalam experiences the Equinox event twice a year, around March 20 and September 23.
Equinox is an astronomical event in which the sun passes exactly above the equatorial line, resulting in an equal length of day and night across the globe.
During this occurrence, there is a possibility of slight increase in surface air temperature. However, the increase is not significant enough to cause heat wave, according to a press release issued by Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD).
Based on the temperature data observed by the BDMD, there has been no record of significant increase in surface air temperature during the Equinox event.
BDMD will continue to monitor the weather conditions and advised the public to keep up to date with the latest weather information by visiting BDMD website at www.met.gov.bn or follow Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.
The public can also contact Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Weather Forecast Office, through the Weather Line 114.