MET Office: Weather expected to get worse, swell waves possible

National Meteorological Service has said that the weather is expected to get worse with heavy rain and rough seas.

The MET Office said that while the weather is expected to get worse in the next 24 hours, heavy rain is expected in a large portion of the country. And thunderstorms are expected in some islands.

Winds are expected from west and southwest at 17 mph in the southern atolls. And winds in the northern and central atolls are expected to be between 45-50 mph.

Seas are expected to be rough in the north and central atolls and moderately calmer in the south of the country.

MET Office has also issued a Yellow Alert to the islands from Haa Alifu Atoll to Lhaviyani Atoll expecting torrential rain.

Swell waves are possible during high tide in the central atolls according to the MET Office.