Yellow alert for strong winds, rough seas in southern Maldives

A boat makes its way through rough seas. (Sun Photo)

Due to impending strong winds and rough seas – Maldives Meteorological Service (Met Office) has issued a yellow alert for southern Maldivian atolls.

Yellow alert has been issued from Gaafu Alifu Atoll to Addu City; to be in place between 12:15pm this afternoon and 16:30pm this evening.

During these hours, Met Office anticipates strong winds of 25 – 30 mph, gusts of 45pmh and very rough seas within this region.

Met Office has previously warned of a bad weather spell in different regions in the country throughout the Eid-al-Fitr holidays. Therefore, they had urged seafarers to be cautious during travel.