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The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) would like to clarify the weather phenomenon seen
in video clip showing whirling dust and debris being made viral today through social media.

We would like to inform this is a weather phenomenon called a dust devil. This dust devils typically form when
hot air continues to rise, and creating low pressure. Eventually the cooler air overcomes the heat, causing the
swirling air to picks up dust and dirt forming the dust devil. It is quite a common phenomenon, and normally
formed during fair weather. It is normally harmless. However it is advisable to avoid and keep your distance.

We shall continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue weather advisories or warnings,...

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...

Negara Brunei Darussalam pada masa ini berada dalam fasa kedua musim Timur Laut, dan secara relatif, bulan
Februari dikategorikan sebagai bulan kedua terkering dari segi jumlah turunan hujan berbanding dengan bulanbulan
lain.

Walaubagaimanapun sejak awal Februari sehingga hari ini (6hb Februari) Negara kita telah mengalami aktiviti
turunan hujan setiap hari. Jumlah hujan yang direkodkan setakat 5hb Februari di Stesen Pencerapan Cuaca
Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Brunei adalah 82.8 mm, iaitu lebih separuh daripada jumlah purata jangka panjang
(1981-2010) bagi bulan Februari (iaitu 157.1 mm).

Pada masa ini Negara kita mengalami cuaca yang tidak menentu dengan keadaan mendung dan hujan lebat sekalisekala.
Keadaan ini...

Jabatan Kajicuaca Brunei Darussalam ingin memberi penerangan mengenai fenomena cuaca yang pada masa ini
menular di aplikasi Whatsapp dan media-media social.

Kami ingin memaklumkan bahawa ini adalah fenomena cuaca biasa yang dikenali sebagai “funnel cloud”. Ianya
adalah awan berbentuk corong terhasil daripada titisan air, yang mempunyai ruang angin yang berputar,
membentuk dari bahagian bawah awan (biasanya awan cumulonimbus atau awan cumulus) dan tidak mencecah
ke permukaan tanah. Manakala, bila kejadian fenomena cuaca ini berlaku di atas permukaan air, ianya dikenali
sebagai “water spout”.

“Funnel cloud” selalunya memiliki jangka hayat yang pendek dan adalah tidak berbahaya kecuali apabila ianya

Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) would like to clarify the weather phenomenon seen in
pictures and videos being viral today through social media including Whatsapp.

We would like to inform that this is a common weather phenomenon called a funnel cloud. It is a funnel-shaped
cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of wind and extending from the base of a
cloud (usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud) and it does not contact with the ground. When this
weather phenomenon occurs over a water surface, it is called a water spout.

The funnel cloud is usually short-lived and is not dangerous unless it reaches ground. However, it is advisable for
the public especially...