Strong winds topple trees, overthrow roofs in Male' City

Photo shows a tree toppled over near the Henveiru Cemetery of Male' City as the capital experienced a heavy spell of rain and strong winds on May 15, 2020. (Photo/MNDF)

Strong winds experienced in Male’ City today have toppled over trees in five different locations.

The Defense Force is working actively to remove the trees that fell. Strong gusts of winds are still being experienced as the capital undergoes a rainy spell.

Trees were felled near the Henveiru Cemetery, Maaveyo Magu, Voice of Maldives building, Kotthu Hut Restaurant and Vilimale’ Ferry Terminal. 

Two houses in the capital also reported of overthrown roofs. 

Photo shows an MNDF officer sawing through a tree that fell during Photo shows a tree toppled over during a heavy spell of rain and strong winds experienced in Male' City on May 15, 2020. (Photo/MNDF)

Heavy rains experienced yesterday in the southern city of Addu had also resulted in flooding.

Maldives Meteorological Services (MET Office) has already issued a yellow alert for the central regions of Sh. Atoll to M. Atoll.

MNDF also issued an earlier request for sea goers to remain alert. The spell of bad weather could result in rough seas. Met Office has projected winds of 28 to 35 miles per hour, which could increase to 50 miles per hour during gusts. 

The whole of the country is under a travel ban imposed in light of COVID-19. However, some instances of violation by people traveling have been reported in the country.