Following an information on Typhoon Usman that went viral in social media, the Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department would like to clarify that there is no typhoon identified across the region. The only current system is a Tropical Depression named by the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysics, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as Tropical Depression Usman.
The Tropical Depression is located approximately 1400 kilometres from the country, and is expected to enter South China Sea in the next few days. The tropical depression is expected to indirectly influence the local weather, causing unsettled weather conditions with occasional gusty showers which may cause floods or flash floods. Wind gusts are expected to increase to 40 to 50 kilometres per hour during or near the heavy rain, and sea state is expected to reach up to 3 metres.
The public especially motorists and mariners are advised to take necessary precautions to ensure safety, especially during unsettled weather conditions. The Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the development of the tropical depression and will issue weather advisories when necessary. For the latest updates visit the website www.met.gov.bn, or Facebook page (brunei weather), or Instagram @brunei weather, the Brunei WX app, or the Weather Line '114'.
Source: Radio Television Brunei