Officers of the Maldives Police Service (MPS) rescued two surfers who were being pulled out to sea by rip currents in Makunudhoo island of Haa Dhaal atoll, on Monday.
Police revealed via twitter that they had rescued the two individuals who were caught in strong rip currents with the help of island residents, on a dinghy.
While the Meteorological Service predicts seas to be rough over the course of the next few days, police urged the public to refrain from going swimming during severe weather conditions, for the safety and security of everyone.
Met department predicted heavy thundershowers and choppy seas throughout most of the country for the next 24 hours.
Surface winds are expected to be south-west to westerly at 15 – 23 miles per hour with gusts of wind at 45 miles per hour during showers.
On Tuesday, the department advised sea travelers to take necessary precautions as heavy showers, strong winds and rough seas are expected.
It also revealed that there is a possibility of swell wave surges during high tide times in central and southern atolls.