Brunei Darussalam has been experiencing slightly hazy condition for the past few days. Reduction in horizontal visibility ranging between 2 point 5 to 5 kilometres has been reported at the Meteorological Station, Brunei International Airport.
The Weather and Observation Services Section, Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department in its statement explained that the smoke haze is transboundary in nature, brought by prevailing south-westerly winds towards the country. Yesterday's record showed heavy thundershowers occurring across the country, clearing the smoke haze. The Meteorological Station at Brunei International Airport reported horizontal visibility of more than 10 kilometres but reduced it to 7 kilometres briefly.
Monitoring by the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) still indicates hotspots and haze situation persisting in parts of our sub-region. As the prevailing wind remains from Southwest, transboundary smoke haze is likely to return in the country for the next coming days. Generally dry condition is still expected in Brunei Darussalam. However heavy showers or thundershowers are likely to occur at times, reducing the haze condition temporarily.
The Meteorological 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 Facebook: bruneiweather, Instagram @bruneiweather and the Brunei WX mobile applicationor contact the Weather Line, 114.
Source: Radio Television Brunei