Brunei Darussalam is currently at the peak of Southwest Monsoon season, where the general wind pattern over the country is blowing from the southwest. Atmospheric conditions tend to be quite stable with less tendency for rain occurrences. According to the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, this situation may result in an increase in air temperature, exceeding 34 degrees Celsius, as what we have been experiencing the past few days. The country also tends to experience hazy conditions due to the generally dry weather across the Southeast Asian region. Southwest Monsoon typically last up until September.

The Southwest Monsoon also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems, such as tropical storms and typhoons, over the northwest Pacific Ocean and South China Sea. When such systems develop, the country is likely to experience occasional gusty showers or thunderstorms depending on the location of the systems in relation to Brunei. Currently, there are several active systems nearby which have the potential to indirectly influence weather situations in the country in the coming days.

The department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary. For the latest weather information, visit the website 'www.met.gov.bn' or follow the department's Facebook (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application or call the Weather Line 114.

Source: Radio Television Brunei