Maldives Meteorological Service has issued a White Alert to southern atolls due to heavy rain and strong winds.
MET Office said the white alert was issued to atolls between V. Atoll and Addu City, till 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
MET office said that rain is expected throughout the country, while southern atolls will experience heavy rain with thunder in the next 24 hours.
Wind speeds are expected to reach 15 – 23 mph in central and northern atolls, while southern atolls will experience 10 – 18 mph winds, with gusts reaching 45 mph.
Sea are expected to be moderately rough in central and northern atolls, while southern atolls will experience very rough seas, MET Office said.
Wind speeds are slightly higher than normal, with rain and rough seas. It is advisable to obtain the latest weather information before embarking on journeys.