Adverse weather in Maldives

MET issues yellow alert for torrential rain showers over some regions

  • The alert is in effect from 1pm to 5pm
  • Torrential rain and thunder showers are expected over the region
  • MET has urged caution again swell wave surges and strong monsoon activities

K. Male' 2020 May 21 | Thu 13:22 local 2,154

The weather is particularly bad since the southwest monsoon began - Yoosuf Sofwan Rasheed

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has issued the yellow alert over some regions of the Maldives, after predicting torrential rain showers and thunderstorms have been predicted to prevail over the region, along with choppy seas over the regions.

The alert was issued from Haa Alif atoll to Meemu atoll.

An advisory issued by the department on Thursday afternoon states that the alert is in effect from 1pm to 5pm, Thursday.

Further, MET has predicted average strong winds of 25 – 30 miles per hour over the region with winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour.

Generally, fairly widespread rain showers with a few heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected over the entire country and showers are expected to be heavy at times.

MET has predicted seas to be generally rough throughout the entirety of Maldives.

From 10am Thursday to 10am Friday, winds are expected to gust southwest to westerly at 15 – 25 miles per hour and may increase between 45 – 55 miles per hour during squally showers.

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.

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

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