Met Office issues white alert for swell waves in most atolls

Male' City Artificial Beach area flooded due to swell waves on July 15, 2021. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Meteorological Services (Met Office) has issued a white alert for swell waves from Haa Alifu Atoll to Laamu Atoll.

The white alert will be in place from 16:15 hours to 20:00 hours. The Office also advised citizens to remain alert regarding the threat of sea swells.

While the Maldives is currently experiencing high tides nationwide, the capital Male’ City has been experiencing swell waves almost every day at its east side – from King Salman Mosque to all the way near the Bridge View. The swell waves were especially bad during the daytime yesterday – causing the area to remain flooded until late at night.