Adverse weather in Maldives

MET extends white alert from Haa Alif to Baa atoll

  • MET urges individuals to be cautious of the strong monsoon activities as swell wave surges are expected
  • The alert was extended from 02:45pm to 07:45pm on Monday afternoon
  • Strong winds of 19 – 24 miles per hour and gusty winds of 45 miles per hour are predicted

K. Male' 2020 May 18 | Mon 15:26 local 2,016

Heavy rain showers caused flooding in some regions - Addu City Council

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has extended the white alert issued over the regions between Haa Alif atoll and Baa atoll on Monday morning.

Predicting strong winds of 19 – 24 miles per hour and gusty winds of 45 miles per hour in the region, the department issued the alert over the region from 9am to 2pm on Monday.

The alert was extended from 02:45pm to 07:45pm on Monday afternoon.

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.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has also urged caution against the squally weather as the Covid-19 pandemic is far from being controlled in the country. The authority also urged caution against dengue and influenza.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Zihnath Hassan

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