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At 9.45 pm local time yesterday, 16 April 2024, Mount Ruang in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a height of 725 meters above sea level has erupted, resulting in the formation of ash clouds and affecting the air quality and visibility in several nearby areas.

Based on the latest information received from Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre at 1.30 pm local time today (19 April 2024), the ash clouds from the volcano are no longer detected over Brunei Darussalam’s airspace.

Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department will share latest information regarding the status of Mount Ruang volcanic eruption received from Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, if it is expected to affect our country’s airspace.

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Pada pukul 9.45 malam waktu tempatan pada 16 April 2024, Gunung Berapi Ruang di Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, dengan ketinggian 725 meter dari paras laut telah meletus dan mengakibatkan pembentukan awan debu serta menjejaskan kualiti udara dan jarak penglihatan di beberapa kawasan berdekatan.

Berdasarkan maklumat terkini yang diterima daripada Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre pada pukul 1.30 petang waktu tempatan pada hari ini (19 April 2024), awan debu dari gunung berapi tersebut tidak ada dikesan di ruang udara Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam akan mengongsikan maklumat terkini mengenai status letusan Gunung Berapi Ruang yang diterima daripada Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre, jika ianya dijangka akan menjejaskan ruang...

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) would like to clarify regarding the viral image on social media dated 4 April 2024, which shows high temperature in Southeast Asia region.
The high temperature depicted in the image is the ‘feels like’ temperature, which combines air temperature with relative humidity for that particular region. The ‘feels like’ temperature is different from the recorded air temperature, as the air temperature is measured using thermometers according to international standard procedures.

The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) has provided recorded daily maximum temperature as well as ‘feels like’ temperature for several areas in Brunei Darussalam using infographics for
public information...

Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam (BDMD) ingin menjelaskan mengenai imej tular di media sosial bertarikh 4 April 2024 yang lalu yang menunjukkan suhu yang tinggi di Rantau Asia Tenggara.

Suhu tinggi yang dipaparkan dalam imej berkenaan adalah suhu ‘yang dirasakan’ iaitu pengabungan suhu udara dengan kelembapan bagi Kawasan berkenaan. Suhu ‘yang dirasakan’ adalah berbeza dari suhu udara
yang direkodkan di mana, suhu udara diukur dengan alat penyukat suhu mengikut tatacara piawaian antarabangsa.

Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam (BDMD) telah menyediakan catatan suhu maksimum harian dan juga suhu ‘yang dirasakan’ bagi beberapa kawasan di Negara Brunei Darussalam dengan menggunakan infografik
infografik untuk makluman dan...

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...