03 Mar 2018

Normally in March, Brunei Darussalam will experience stable and dry weather conditions. In this month, our
country will be entering the second phase of the Northeast Monsoon period. Climatologically it is
categorized as the driest month of the year due to the less amount of rainfall recorded as compare to the
other months. The long-term monthly average rainfall (1981-2010) recorded at the Brunei International
Airport Meteorological Observation Station for March is 130.0 mm compared with the highest monthly
average rainfall recorded in December, which is 345.0 mm.

However isolated showers or thundershowers still can occur in the afternoon and night. In terms of weather
impacts in March, stable and dry weather conditions are likely to cause of the following:

• Reduce in the rainfall amount and activities;

• Increase the formation of mist and fog in the early morning which can reduce horizontal visibility;

• Daily maximum air temperature exceeds slightly from 34°C; and

• Dry conditions may cause the risk of fires and haze.

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
13 Jamadilakhir 1439/1st March 2018
Ref: WSD/PR/05/2018