Brunei Darussalam is expected to experience a high frequency of thunderstorms as the country enters the inter-monsoon period, which is the transition between the Southwest Monsoon to the Northeast Monsoon that will normally last until the end of November.
In its latest statement, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) said, “During this period the local wind effects, with strength from slight to moderate, play an important role in governing our daily weather, such as the development of thunderstorm clouds around the country.
“The weather is typically hot during the daytime, while thunderstorm occurrences are likely at the inland area in the afternoon and propagating out to the coastal and sea areas during late night to early morning. Based on our climatological records, the frequency of thunderstorm occurrences is high during the inter-monsoon period.
“Development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the Northwest Pacific Ocean can still take place during this period.”
“If such a system develops, depending on the location of the system in relation to Brunei, the country will experience high-intensity rain with occasional gusty thunderstorms.”
The public is advised to take precautions and to follow weather updates on the BDMD website at www.met.gov.bn or the Brunei WX mobile application.
The public can also contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the BDMD Forecast Office, through the Weather Line at 114.