07 Feb 2018

Brunei Darussalam is currently in the second phase of the Northeast Monsoon period. Relatively, month of February
is categorised as the second driest month of the year due to the less amount of rainfall recorded as compare to the
other months.

However, the country has experienced rainy days since the 1st February until today (6th February). The amount of
rainfall recorded till yesterday over the Meteorological Observation Station Brunei International Airport is 82.8 mm,
which is already more than half of the long term normal rainfall (1981-2010) for month of February (i.e. 157.1 mm).
These unsettled weather conditions with cloudiness and occasional heavy rain showers that Brunei is experiencing
now are triggered by the combination of strong Northeasterly surges from northern region of Asia and the presence
of moisture over the region, thus resulting in the formation of active convective cloud cells over our nation. According
to the latest ensemble rainfall forecast for our country, rainfall activities are still expected for the next two weeks,
with potential active weather conditions expected to occur again from 12th to 17th February.

From previous events, it is important to note that the risks of flash floods and flooding at low-lying and flood-prone
areas, and the risks of landslides, can occur especially during heavy rainfall of more than 2 hours. The risk of severe
flooding may occur during the event of heavy rain coinciding with high tide. Strong surges from the Northeasterly
winds also result in rough sea conditions with high waves over Brunei Waters.

In this regard, the general public is advised to take necessary measures and precautionary actions especially during
the unsettled weather conditions, and to always be alert with the latest weather warnings or advisory issued by the
department in order to ensure safety and to prevent undesirable incidents. Road users are also advised to be extra
cautious during wet conditions. Meanwhile, mariners are advised to take extra precautions or avoid sea operations
and activities.

We will continue to monitor the weather conditions, and shall issue weather advisory and warnings if necessary. For
the latest weather update, the public may contact our Duty Meteorological Forecaster at our Weather Forecast Office,
through our Weather Line 114. The public may also visit our weather update by visiting our website at or follow our Facebook (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather), and download our Brunei
WX mobile application.

Wallahualam Bissawab.

Issued by:
Weather Services Division
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
20 Jamadilawal 1439 / 6 February 2018
Ref: WSD/PR/02/2018