The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has issued a white alert over some regions where swell wave surges are expected during high tide times.
The white alert was issued over the regions from Haa Alif to Baa atoll, after predicting heavy rain and thunderstorms to prevail across the region with the possibility of swell wave surges. The white alert is effective from 12pm to 5pm, torrential rain and thunderstorms are expected to prevail with swell wave surges during high tide times.
The department predicts seas to be mostly rough in the south and moderate becoming rough 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 central and southern atolls.
In addition, surface winds are expected to vary between southwest to westerly at 13 – 23 miles per hour in the south and west to northwesterly at 8 – 18 miles per hour elsewhere, with winds gusting 45 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.