Maldives Meteorological Service has forecasted rain throughout that the country over the next 24 hours; with occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms in northern and central atolls, and a few showers in southern atolls.
Met Office reports the rainy weather is due to low-level circulation in the region, and that the skies will start clearing up in the central atolls on Sunday.
Surface winds will vary between north and north-easterly at 7 to 15 miles per hour in northern atolls, south-west and westerly at 8 to 18 miles per hour elsewhere.
Winds may gust to 40 miles per hour during showers.
Met Office reports seas will be moderate-to-rough throughout the country.
White alert has been issued to islands from H. A. Atoll to M. Atoll.