Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) cautioned the public to be especially careful about the hot weather the country is currently experiencing.
Speaking to VNews MMS assistant meteorologist Thahmeena Abdul Areem said that every year, April proves to be the hottest month for the Maldives. Likewise, April is the hottest month this year as well, with a temperature of 33 degree Celsius daily, she said.
Thahmeena further said that with the beginning of south-west monsoon in May, the temperature will return to normal.
“Maldives temperature is usually 29 or 30 degree Celsius. The start of south-west monsoon temperatures will go back to this level,” she said.
The whole world was affected by El Niño, a climate cycle in the Pacific Ocean with a global impact on weather patterns, in the last year which resulted in raised temperatures in Maldives at 35 degrees Celsius in 2016.
MMS advised all to drink plenty of water, avoid being outside in sunlight unless necessary and to be cautious about general health in these days.