The climate of Brunei
The sultanate of Brunei, better known as Brunei is located on the
island of Borneo. The country consists of two parts. The western
part mainly has a flat landscape, the eastern part (Temburong
district) has a more mountainous landscape. The highest point of the
sultanate is situated In the southern part: Mount Bukit Pagon with
an altitude of 1,850 meters.
Brunei has a tropical rainforest climate (type Af according to the
Köppen Geiger climate classification) with both high temperatures
and high precipitation figures all year round. The higher regions in
the Temburong district have a transitional climate. These regions do
not meet the criteria to be classified as the Af climate type. Most
sources state that this region has a wet subtropical climate.
In the northerly located regions of Brunei average daytime
temperatures are between 29-33 degrees Celsius (84-91 degrees
Fahrenheit) all year round. The coldest months are November,
December and January. From April the warmest days can be recorded.
During the night temperatures hardly ever rise below 21 degrees
Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). Minimum temperatures are between
22-25 degrees Celsius (72-77 degrees Fahrenheit) on average. In the
southern part of Brunei temperatures are slightly lower.
Temperatures hardly ever rise above 37 degrees Celsius (98 degrees
Fahrenheit). However, temperatures this high are fairly uncommon.
Because of high humidity figures it may feel warmer than it actually
In Brunei precipitation always falls in the form of rain. Hail, glazed
frost and snowfall do not occur in Brunei. Annual precipitation
figures in Brunei are around 3,000 millimeters. There are no real
dry periods in Brunei, precipitation figures are fairly high all
year round. Brunei has two monsoon periods. The northeast has a
monsoon from December till February, the southwest from June till
Borneo is located south of the major supply route of hurricanes which
form over the Pacific Ocean. Because hurricanes move away from the
equator there is no risk of hurricanes in Brunei. Other phenomena
such as tidal waves, earthquakes and tsunamis are also uncommon.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records. They are an average for Brunei.
Local deviations may occur
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a
certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of
wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer
useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
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