World Meteorological Day

The Artificial Intelligence method is one of the methods used by the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department, BDMD in the provision of weather information, advisory, forecast and warning which further improved the accuracy of weather forecasts and warnings. In a message in conjunction with the World Meteorological Day 2023, the Minister of Transport and Infocommunications explained that a comprehensive weather observation and monitoring network also contributes to the accuracy of weather forecasts and early warnings. Towards that, the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications through BDMD had and is actively working on several projects under the 11th National Development Plan, which is the replacement and upgrade of Doppler Weather Surveillance Radar.

According to Yang Berhormat Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha, the initiatives will certainly enhance BDMD’s ability to provide more accurate weather forecasts and early warnings, which can contribute towards the safety of aviation, defence, maritime operations as well as for the entire population of the country. It can also enable first and safety responders to plan and make preparation for tackling and mitigating impact of weather-related disasters.

As the ministry’s commitment in providing climate science information for Brunei Darussalam, BDMD as a member of Adaptation and Resilience Working Group is actively conducting research in climate science, in which the results have been and will continue to be shared with interested agencies in the preparation of national adaptation plan in dealing with climate change event. The World Meteorological Day is celebrated every 23rd of March, to commemorate the emergence of the World Meteorological Organisation, WMO convention in 1950. This years celebration carries a theme, ‘Future of Weather, Climate and Water Across Generations’.

Source: Radio Television Brunei