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25 May 2023 | Thu 13:57
The capital city of Maldives experiences flooding due to heavy showers
The capital city of Maldives experiences flooding due to heavy showers
Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed
Weather predicted for the weekend
Rain showers expected in the south over the weekend
 
Parts of northern atolls will experience scattered showers on Saturday
 
For the next two days, central atolls are predicted to experience scattered showers
 
This year’s southwest monsoon commenced at the beginning of May

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) has predicted rain showers to prevail over some part of southern atolls, over the weekend.

The department revealed that parts of northern atolls are expected to be cloudy on Friday, with scattered showers predicted in some parts of the north on Saturday.

For the next two days, central atolls are predicted to experience scattered showers as well.

MMS went on to reveal that rain showers are expected to occur over some parts of southern atolls over the weekend.

Central and southern atolls are expected to experience isolated showers and a few thunderstorms on Thursday, with mainly fine weather expected to prevail in northern atolls.

Maldives Meteorological Service stated that winds will be south to southwesterly at 3 – 13 miles per hour with seas expected to be slight with a wave height of 2 – 4 feet.

This year’s southwest monsoon commenced at the beginning of May. The southwest monsoon began on May 3 for southern atolls, and across central parts on May 4.

Of the two seasons experienced across the archipelago nation, the northeast monsoon is experienced between January and March, with southwest monsoon falling between May and November. 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.

As the weather remains unpredictable, authorities have advised the public to be cautious considering the adverse conditions of the southwest monsoon experienced in some regions.

Adverse weather conditions experienced across some regions 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 crop 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. Regions across the entire island nation also experience ankle-deep flooding due to heavy rainfall.

Last updated at: 1 year ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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