WEATHER PHENOMENON UPDATE: EQUINOX

22 Feb 2018

Brunei Darussalam, located near the equator, experiences the Equinox phenomenon twice a year, i.e. about the 20th March and 23rd September.

Equinox is an astronomical event in which the sun passes exactly above the equatorial line, resulting on an equal amount of day and night. During
the occurrence of Equinox, there is a possibility of slight increase of surface air temperature during the event of equinox.

Based on the temperature data collected by the BDMD, there has been no record significant increase of the surface air temperature during the event of Equinox.

We shall continue to monitor the weather conditions and would like to advise the public to keep updated with the latest weather information by visiting our website
at www.met.gov.bn or follow our Facebook (bruneiweather), Instagram (bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application. The public may also contact Duty Meteorological
Forecaster at our Forecast Office, through our Weather Line 114.

Wallahualam Bissawab.

Issued by:
Weather Services Division
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
04 Jamadilakhir 1439 / 20 February 2018
Ref: WSD/PR/04/2018