Yellow alert issued as rain batters large part of Maldives

A passenger ferry braves rainy weather and rough seas. (File Photo/Sun)

Maldives Meteorological Service has issued yellow alert for a large part of Maldives, warning of torrential rain and thunderstorms. 

The yellow alert is in effect from 08:30 am to 12:00 pm this Wednesday, for the area from Lh. Atoll to GDh. Atoll. 

Maldives Meteorological Service forecasts the area will be affected by torrential rain and thunderstorms, with gust winds of 40 miles per hour. 

The agency expects the bad weather to prevail over the next 24 hours. 

Maldives Meteorological Service attributes the current spell of bad weather to seasonal rain.