Addu streets flood after thunderstorms

Addu City, Maldives – The Southern atolls of Maldives have been issued a yellow alert by The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office) since the early hours of today following thunderstorms and heavy rain. MET Office also shared photos of flooding numerous Addu City roads.

While the alert was which was previously yellow changed to white at 8:30AM today and parts of Addu have received a fair amount since then.

MET office said earlier today that looking at the next 24 hours, southern atolls are forecast to have heavy downpours, with lighting and thunder expected in some islands. Other regions are expected to have relatively good weather.

Southern atolls are expected to get higher than average wind speeds, with expected to be rough seas. MET office has said that the rough seas may cause swell tides crashing into the islands.

The criteria for MET alerts and warnings ranges from white, which is minor to yellow, orange and red, which is issued in very severe weather conditions or if an of Indian ocean wide tsunami is confirmed to cause extreme impact to Maldives.