Widespread rain expected to prevail over next 48 hours

Vehicles make their way along a road amid heavy rain in Male' City on July 7, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

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.