The yellow alert issued over the regions between Kaafu atoll and southernmost Addu City, has been extended.
The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) issued the yellow alert from 9am to 1pm on Monday, as torrential rain showers and thunderstorms have been predicted to prevail over the region.
The advisory also stated that average strong winds of 25 – 30 miles per hour are expected over the region with winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour.
The alert has been extended from 1pm to 5pm, since.
Generally, scattered rain showers with isolated squally showers and thunderstorms are expected over the south and central atolls.
Winds are expected to gust west to northwesterly at 15 – 25 miles per hour and may increase between 50 – 60 miles per hour during squally showers.
Further the department has predicted seas to be generally rough throughout the country.
The department urged individuals to be cautious of the adverse weather conditions and strong monsoon activities as swell wave surges have also been predicted during high tide times.
Addu City has been severely affected by heavy rain showers which caused deep flooding throughout most of its districts, since the southwest monsoon began.