Maldives Meteorological Service (MET) states rain showers will continue to affect a large part of Maldives over the next 48 hours.
There is a white alert in effect from 02:30 pm to 07:00 pm Friday, for the area from HA. Atoll to Th. Atoll.
MET forecasts the area will be affected by heavy rain and thunderstorms, and strong winds of 19-24 miles per hour, with gusts of 45 miles per hour.
Seas are expected to be rough.
The bad weather comes with Maldives set to begin the Eid al-Adha holidays on Saturday.