Met Office warns of expected bad weather

Pedestrians on a road in Male' city on a rainy day. The Maldives experiences heavy rains and bad weather during the months of November-December every year which the Met Office attributes to the change of the monsoons. (Sun File Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Meteorological Services (Met Office) has warned of bad weather expected in the coming days in the country.

Met Office warned that the country was in the middle of the transitional period between the two monsoons and advised to stay alert regarding bad weather expected in the upcoming week. The office has already issued a yellow alert for the central areas of the country from Noonu atoll to Laamu atoll.

The office estimates that the country will experience winds between 5 to 15 miles and will increase to 35 miles in bad weather. Seas are expected to be moderate but may get rough during storms and some islands are expected to experience heavy rains.

“This is the period where the two monsoons meet. The country experiences this weather every year during this time.” read a statement by the Met Office. 

Since these are the school holidays, the Met Office warned everyone to be alert regarding the weather to prevent any regrettable incidents.