18 Feb 2021

General Situation:

Brunei Darussalam is currently in the second phase of the Northeast Monsoon period, and relatively, month of February is categorized as the second driest month of the year due to the lowest amount of rainfall recordedin comparison to the other months.

Since the beginning of the month until last night (17thFebruary), the total amount of rainfall recorded at the Meteorological Observation Station at the Brunei International Airport is 204.3 mm, which is 20% more than the climate normal (1991-2020) for February (i.e. 162.9 mm).

Brunei Darussalam Weather Situation:

Based on the latest ensemble rainfall forecast, Brunei Darussalam is still expected to experience rainfall activities until the end of this week, and the weather condition is expected to improve starting next week.Wind condition can become gusty with wind speed reaching up to 40 km/h during thundershowers,especially at sea areas.

Brunei Darussalam Sea State:

Strong surges from the Northeasterly wind over South China Sea is expected to cause in the increase of wave height over Brunei waters. Starting today, sea condition is at moderate state with wave height of1.5 meters and is expected to increase to rough state 2.0 meter on Saturday.

Our Advice:

Rough sea state is dangerous to all small crafts, and sea recreational activities and sports (i.e. swimming, jet skiing, scuba diving and others). Mariners and the general public are advised to always be up to date and to take into account the latest weather forecast, advisory and warning before planning any sea recreational activity and to take precaution and necessary actions to ensure safety.

Members of the public and road users are also advised to take note of the risk of flash floods especially at low lying and flood prone areas during heavy showers or thundershowers as well as the risk of falling trees during gusty condition.

Our department shall continue to monitor the weather conditions and will issue appropriate weather advisory or warnings if and when necessary. We also would like to advise the public to keep updated with the latest weather information either by contacting our duty weather forecaster at our Forecast Centre through our Weather Line 114 or visiting our website at or follow our Facebook account (bruneiweather), Instagram (@bruneiweather) and Brunei WX mobile application.

Wallahu a’lam Bissawab.