THE Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department yesterday denied rumours that a tornado had been spotted near Berakas yesterday afternoon. News of the “tornado” had been circulating in WhatsApp and other social media.
The department urged the public not to spread any unverified weather information through the social media, as this could lead to panic among the general population.
The department said it will continuously monitor weather conditions closely and if the need arises, weather advisory or warnings would be issued.
For the latest weather updates, the public can contact the Duty Meteorological Forecaster at the Forecast Office, Weather Services Division, Brunei International Airport through Weather Line 114 or 2345567, or visit the department’s website at www.met.gov.bn.