Heavy rain showers are expected across several regions in the Maldives over the weekend.
Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) revealed that scattered showers in northern and central atolls and heavy showers in some islands of southern atolls are expected on Friday.
On Saturday, MMS predicts heavy rain showers to prevail across central and southern atolls, with showers expected across some islands in the north.
A few thunderstorms are expected in central and southern atolls with generally fine weather expected to prevail in northern atolls, over the next few hours.
MMS went on to reveal that winds will be from southwest to westerly at 8 – 18 miles per hour in southern and central atolls, west to northwesterly at 5 – 15 miles per hour in northern atolls and winds may gust up to 35 miles per hour during showers.
The department revealed that seas will be moderate becoming rough during showers in southern and central atolls and slight in the north, with a wave height of 2 – 5 feet.
Maldives experiences heavy rain showers and adverse weather conditions during the southwest monsoon as well as the northeast monsoon.
Extensive periods of strong winds and adverse weather conditions are usually experienced mostly during the southwest monsoon.
The meteorological department has been issuing a number of white and yellow alerts across the Maldives this monsoon season in light of the worsening weather conditions.
Such adverse weather conditions have been causing trees to uproot, roofs to tear off homes and trees as well as debris falling onto houses over the years. The squally weather during monsoon also causes damage to crops in some islands and presents challenges for seafarers and fishermen as well. Some islands have been experiencing swell waves surges during high tides as well.