Maldives Meteorological Service has issued white alert for northern and central Maldives, warning of heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds.
The white alert is effective from 12:30 pm to 05:30 pm on Monday, for the area from HA. Atoll to Th. Atoll.
Maldives Meteorological Service forecasts the area will be affected by heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds of 19-24 miles per hour, with gusts of 45 miles per hour.
Seas are expected to be rough, with waves expected to reach heights of 5-8 feet, said the service.
Seafarers have been advised to be cautious.
Maldives is currently experiencing the effects of the Hulhangu Monsoon (South-West Monsoon).