02 Apr 2024

Brunei Darussalam has entered the inter-monsoon period which is the transition period after the Northeast Monsoon and before entering the Southwest Monsoon. The inter-monsoon period is expected to last until the end of May.

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 occurrences is high during the inter-monsoon period in comparison to the other months.

Whereas the average rain days for April is 16 days and May is 18 days.

Throughout this period, the country normally experiences:
• Fair weather in the morning and isolated coastal showers occur around midday;
• Thunderstorms occur over the inland during the afternoon, spreading and affecting coastal and sea areas at night, and may persist to early morning of the following day;
• Light wind blows from variable directions in the morning and at night, and from Northwest in the afternoon; and
• Wave condition at sea is generally at slight state.

However, the El Niño phenomenon that is currently expected to persist will cause reduction in both the rainfall activity and the amount of rainfall this April. Meanwhile, hot weather with maximum daily temperatures may reach up to 34.0°C or more during the day and Excessive Hot Weather (EHW) or commonly known as heatwave event in Brunei Darussalam can also occur during this period.

We shall continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisories or warnings if necessary. Latest weather information, advisories and warnings can be accessed easily through our mobile app, Brunei WX, as these weather information, advisories and warnings can be received immediately after they are issued. Latest weather information can also be obtained by contacting the duty meteorological forecaster at our Forecast Centre, through our Weather Line 114, by visiting our website at www.met.gov.bn or follow our Facebook (@bruneiweather), Instagram (@brunei.weather) and our Telegram Channel (Brunei Weather).

Wallahu a’lam Bissawab.