Adverse weather over Maldives

MET extends yellow alert issued from Laamu atoll to Addu City

  • The alert was initially issued from 9am to 12pm
  • The extension is until 3pm
  • Torrential rain showers, thunderstorms and winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour are expected

K. Male' 2020 Jun 13 | Sat 12:10 local 1,450

Since the southwest monsoon began, the southernmost city has been experiencing strong monsoon activities - Addu City Council

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) has extended the yellow alert issued from Laamu atoll to Addu City on Saturday morning.

The alert was initially issued from 9am to 12pm after predicting torrential rain showers, thunderstorms and winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour over these regions.

However, the new advisory issued on Saturday afternoon reveals that the yellow alert has been extended from 12pm to 3pm.

Since the southwest monsoon began, the southernmost city has been experiencing strong monsoon activities causing damages to households in several districts.

Consistent heavy rain showers in the region have caused flooding and strong winds uprooted trees and tore off roofs causing damage to property in a number of islands.

Generally the department predicts fairly widespread rain showers with isolated heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the country.

Seas are expected to be moderate becoming rough during showers and citizens have been urged to practice caution for heavy rain showers and strong winds.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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