09 Oct 2018

Monday, 8th October 2018 - The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD), Ministry of Communications, has conducted the third National Weather Briefing today after the previous one in July 2018. A total of 103 participants from the government and private agencies, as well as members of the public have attended the briefing which took place at the Auditorium of the Information Department, Old Airport Berakas.

The National Weather Briefing is one of the department's and the Ministry of Communications' initiatives to invoke engagement with different user groups such as those from Safety and First Responders, Economy and Industry groups, Constructions, Insurance Companies, Small Medium Enterprise and as well as from the Mass Media.
The BDMD has also received a great turnout from the public as the department offered the opportunity for public participation for the first time this year.
The aim of the briefing is to provide an opportunity for existing as well as potential users of weather and climate information to interact directly with the BDMD and communicate their respective needs for information and services.

The ultimate goal of the National Weather Briefing is to improve the understanding and awareness of various user groups and the public towards the current weather conditions affecting our nation, and also to facilitate end-users to be more weather-ready and have a better understanding of Brunei Darussalam's climate. A special session on the technology behind forecasting was also part of the talk elaborated in the introductory briefing which was delivered by Dayang Marzeti binti Haji Mahadi, Meteorological Officer. Meanwhile the main focus of the National Weather Briefing was on Brunei Darussalam's Weather, Climate and Seasonal Outlook for the Inter-Monsoon season (October, November and December) which was presented by
Dayang Harnina binti Morani, a meteorologist from the BDMD. Other activities include promotion and selling of BDMD's coffee table book titled Nubivagant with Wondrous Scenes of The Abode of Peace, the promotion of Brunei WX Mobile Application, social media and colour coded severe warning.