Yellow alert for strong winds from HA. Atoll to ADh. Atoll

A speedboat makes its way through rough seas. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Meteorological Service has issued yellow alert for a large part of Maldives, warning of strong winds and rough seas. 

The yellow alert is in effect from 02:30 pm to 06:30 pm this Thursday, for the area from HA. Atoll to ADh. Atoll. 

Maldives Meteorological Service forecasts the area will be affected by strong winds of 25-20 miles per hour, with gusts of 45 miles per hour. 

Seas are expected to be rough. 

The bad weather is expected to prevail throughout the weekend, with strong winds expected to affect northern and central atolls and strong winds and squally showers expected to affect southern atolls on Friday, and strong winds and squally showers across Maldives on Saturday. 

Maldives Meteorological Service has advised everyone, especially seafarers, to be cautious.