19 Dec 2017

On 19th December 2017 at 2.00 pm Local Time, Tropical Storm Kai-Tak was located at South China Sea (18.5°N 115.3°E) North of Brunei Darussalam and it is predicted to move Southwestward and moving further from our country.

Wet condition, occasional heavy showers with risk of flood or flash flood, strong wind with gust of up to 45 km/h and Rough sea state of up to 4.0m may still be expected in our country due to influence from Tropical Storm Kai-Tak. The indirect effect of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak is expected to subside by 21st December 2017.

Meanwhile, the Tropical Depression located at the Western Pacific Ocean (East of Philippines) is forecasted to move West, crossing Philippines and then move towards South China Sea areas. This Tropical Depression may induce another the wet condition with occasional heavy showers in our country from 24th December 2017 until 26th December 2017.

We will continue to monitor the development of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak as well as the Tropical Depression and shall update the information, and issue weather advisory or warning if necessary.

The general public, motorists, and mariners are advised to take necessary steps and precautions to ensure safety, especially during occasional heavy showers and rough sea state.

Members of the public can get latest weather information and sea condition, as well as advisory or warning by downloading our mobile application Brunei WX, or visit our website at or follow our social media page on Facebook (bruneiweather), and Instagram (@bruneiweather). The public can also contact duty Meteorological Forecaster at our Weather Forecast Office through our Weather Line 114.

Wallahualam Bissawab.

Issued by:
Weather Services Division
Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department
Ministry of Communications
01 Rabiulakhir 1439 / 19 December 2017
Ruj: WSD/PR/12/2017