Brunei Darussalam has entered the inter-monsoon period which is expected to continue until the end of May or early June. During the transitional period from the Northeast Monsoon to the Southwest Monsoon, the absence of prevailing monsoonal wind flow has allowed diurnal wind effects to play a role in governing the daily weather. According to the Meteorological Department, the country normally experiences variable light winds during the morning and convective activities during the afternoon resulting in active development of thunderstorm clouds.

Weather can be hot during the daytime while thunderstorm occurrences are likely at the inland area during the evening and propagating out to the coastal and sea areas during late night to early morning. Based on the climatological records of the Meteorological Department, the frequency of thunderstorms occurrences is high during the inter-monsoon period. Meanwhile, weak El-Nino conditions are present at the Pacific Ocean since early this year. The synoptic weather influence may contribute to the slight increase in air temperature occasionally exceeding 34 degree Celsius for some days. Most global climate centres predicted that weak El-Nino conditions are likely to persist, with 80% chance, until around June 2019. The Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisory or warnings if necessary.

Source: Radio Television Brunei