Met warns of possible swell waves, as bad weather prevails

Tidal flooding affects Alimas Carnival area on November 5, 2022. (Sun Photo/Ibrahim Shamveel)

The national weather agency has warned of possible swell waves during high tides, as Maldives continues to experience the bad weather conditions associated with the Southwest Monsoon, or the Hulhangu Monsoon, as known locally.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Maldives Meteorological Service said that squally showers with strong winds and very rough seas are expected across the country, for the next three days.

Surface winds will be southwest/westerly at 15-25 miles per hour.

Winds may increase up to 45-50 miles per hour during showers.

The weather agency advised all, especially seafarers, to exercise caution due to the adverse weather conditions.

It also advised the public to take necessary precautions to minimize damage from heavy rain, strong winds and rough sea conditions.