Met Office: Sea travel unsafe for next three days

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

Maldives Meteorological Service (Met Office), on Monday, has warned that sea travel would be unsafe for the next three days as weather Maldives is expected to experience severe weather conditions.

Speaking to Sun, an official from Met Office advised the public to pay attention to alerts issued by the authority whilst sea traveling.

“There is a very important rule now. Vessels that are smaller than 9.1 meters are banned from transporting people if a yellow alter is in effect by law. Thus, it is very important to be mindful of this,” the official had said.

The official also advised inquiring about the latest weather updates before departing on any trip.

Met Office has forecasted rain across all areas in the Maldives in the next three days, with possible thunderstorms.

However, they stressed that wave surges were unlikely despite rough seas.

The weather forecasting body detailed that northern and central islands will see winds of 15 – 25 mph. Meanwhile, southern islands will see winds of 10 – 20mph.

Therewith, they have advised seafarers to exercise caution during travel – and ensure that communication tools and safety equipment such as life jackets that are onboard are in good condition before departure.

Met Office said that weather is expected to improve across the Maldives after the next three days. However, some islands may see scattered rain.