WEATHER UPDATE FOR BRUNEI DARUSSALAM - 23 DECEMBER 2017

23 Dec 2017

On 23rd December 2017 at 8.00 am Local Time, Severe Tropical Storm ‘Tembin’ was located at Sulu Sea (7.7N 120.4E) and it is forecasted to move Westward to South China Sea.

Severe Tropical Storm ‘Tembin’ may cause prolonged rain and occasional heavy showers. Wind gust of up to 50 km/h can be expected near heavy showers and Rough sea state of up to 4.0 metres. This weather condition has high risk of flood or flash flood over low lying and flood prone areas, landslides and fallen trees.

The effect of this Severe Tropical Storm ‘Tembin’ is expected to commence today 23rd December 2017 until 26th December 2017.

OUR ADVICE:

1. Members of the public especially those staying at low lying and flood prone areas are to take necessary precautions especially during occasional heavy showers that coincide with high tide and to take early steps to ensure safety including property;

2. Motorists are also advised to exercise cautious especially during showers and slippery road; and

3. Mariners are also advised to take necessary precautions and steps in the current rough sea state.

We will continue to monitor the development of the Severe Tropical Storm ‘Tembin’ and shall update the information, weather advisory or warning when necessary.

Members of the public are urge to follow the latest weather information and sea condition, as well as advisory or warning by downloading our mobile application Brunei WX, or visit our website at www.met.gov.bn 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
05 Rabiulakhir 1439 / 23 December 2017
Ruj: WSD/PR/13/2017