A tropical depression that influences weather and sea conditions has been spotted near Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The Meteorological Department of Malaysia said the tropical depression was located approximately 482km West-Northwest of Kudat, Sabah and 527km North-Northwest of Miri, Sarawak. The tropical depression is expected to track southeastwards at 4kmph. The department issued a heavy rain and thunderstorms advisory and warning on strong winds and rough seas. Intermittent rain occasionally heavy and windy conditions are expected over Sabah, Divisions of Interior (Kuala Penyu, Beaufort Districts), West Coast (Papar, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Kota Belud Districts) and Kudat Kudat, Kota Marudu, Pitas Districts) and Labuan from today and is expected to continue until Wednesday (April 6).
This condition may result in floods over low-lying areas and along river banks. Strong North/Northeasterly winds from 60kmph with waves reaching 5.5 metres occurring over the waters off Condore, Reef North and Layang-layang are expected to continue until Thursday (April 7). The condition is dangerous to all coastal and shipping activities, including workers on oil platforms said the statement.