Mostly clear skies expected next week

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

BRUNEI will see mostly fine and clear weather for the coming week, an officer at the Meteorological Department said yesterday.

During a phone interview, duty forecaster Nurulinani Hj Jahari said the weather will be generally fine across all four districts with chances of isolated showers along the coast in the early morning that will move inland during the afternoon and early evening.

She said the weather during the birthday celebration for His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will be mostly cloudy in the morning with chances of a shower occurring in the early morning and early afternoon.

“As we come closer to the day, the weather forecast may change. (But) based on today’s forecast, there will be a high chance of rain occurring from late night until dawn on July 14,” said Nurulinani.

Nurulinani said the fine and clear weather we are currently experiencing is due to the Southwest Monsoon which also coincides with the season of active development of cyclonic systems such as tropical storms and typhoons over the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea.

She said the weather may vary according to the intensity and proximity of these cyclonic systems.

“There is a typhoon that hit Taiwan (recently) that sucked up the moisture (in the region) which resulted in the clear and dry weather we are currently experiencing. When these cyclonic systems are close (to Brunei) however, we would be observing thunderstorms and strong winds,” said Nurulinani.

She added, however, that the forecast indicates that we are not expecting any typhoons to be in close proximity and will mostly be experiencing local weather.

The Brunei Times