A White Weather Alert has been issued to the islands from Noonu Atoll to Meemu Atoll.
MET issued the alert for the islands due to heavy rain and thunderstorms and will remain in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Weather Alerts are issued in four levels; White, Yellow, Red and Green.
The White Alert is issued to warn caution despite no potential danger while the Yellow Alert indicates possible threat and sea travel is unsafe. The Red Alert calls for immediate evacuation to safety and it is illegal to travel by sea when the alert is in effect. And Green Alerts are issued after the dangers have passed to negate the previously issued alerts.