Maldives Meteorological Service

Swell surges expected over southern atolls: MET

  • Weather expected to be moderate over the rest of the country

Zunana Zalif
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K. Male' 2019 Dec 28 | Sat 13:37 1,682 local

Island flooded due to heavy rains - Mohamed Sharuhaan

Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office) has revealed that swell wave surges are expected during high tide times over some islands in southern atolls.

The department revealed that swell wave surges are expected over some regions in the south, however, the weather is expected to be moderate over the rest of the country.

Further, MET predicted the region to experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with surface winds gusting 3 – 13 miles per hour in south and 8 – 18 miles per hour over the rest of the country.

While seas have been moderately choppy for the past few weeks, seas are expected to be slight in south and moderate over the rest of the country.

It is notable that due to underdevelopment, outlying islands experience heavy flooding, sometimes calf-deep, with the slightest bit of rain. While such developmental issues have been observed in capital city Malé as well, the issue is yet to be addressed by the government. However, Malé City Council continues to assure that development plans to curb flooding are being deliberated and will be put into action soon.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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