White Alert issued for a large portion of the country

A White Weather Alert has been issued for a large portion of the country.

Met Office issued the alert for the islands from Haa Alifu Atoll to Meemu Atoll due to heavy rain and gusts of winds up to 45 mph.

The alert will be in effect until 2:30 p.m. today.

White Weather Alert is issued to advise caution regarding the weather although there is no major threat.

Yesterday morning, heavy rain caused flood in the capital, Male’ City, causing water to enter some homes. The MET Office in cooperation with the Maldives Police Service and the Maldives Red Crescent monitored the situation of 26 affected houses.

Various degrees of damages due to turbulent weather were reported yesterday from Gaafu Alifu Vilingili, Thaa Atoll Thimarafushi along with Hinnavaru and Naifaru in Lhaviyani Atoll.