Adverse weather over Maldives

MET issues white alert, predicts swell wave surges in central and southern atolls

  • The white alert was issued over central and southern atolls
  • During the period between 1230pm to 0330pm, swell wave surges are expected during high tide times
  • MET urged all individuals to be cautious of the adverse weather as swell wave surges are expected

K. Male' 2020 May 08 | Fri 13:26 local 2,059

Adverse weather conditions over Maldives capital - Mohamed Anil

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has issued a white alert over some regions where swell wave surges are predicted to occur.

The white alert was issued over central and southern atolls, after predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms to prevail across the region with the possibility of swell wave surges.

During the period between 1230pm to 0330pm, torrential rain and thunderstorms are expected to prevail with swell wave surges during high tide times.

Heavy rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms are expected over most of the Maldives between 10am Friday and 10am Saturday.

The department predicts seas to be slight in the north and moderate becoming rough at times throughout the rest of the country, and scatters of rain with heavy showers and thunderstorms to prevail over most parts. Heavy showers are expected over the north.

In addition, surface winds are expected to vary between west to northwesterly at 5 – 15 miles per hour in the north and at 10 – 20 miles per hour elsewhere, with winds gusting 40 miles per hour during showers.

MET urged all individuals to be cautious of the adverse weather as swell wave surges are expected during high tide times over these regions.

As the monsoon season is upon the island nation, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has also urged the citizens to practice caution, especially with the wide-spreading Covid-19 virus across the country. Further, citizens have been urged to practice caution against influenza and dengue as well.

Last updated at: 4 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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