White alert issues for Addu and Fuvahmulah

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Addu City, Maldives – Maldives Meteorological Services (MET office) has issued a white alert notice for the southern most two atolls of the Maldives, Addu and Fuvahmulah.

The alert which is issued until 02:00 of Wednesday morning comes with cautions of strong winds between the speed of 19 and 24 miles per hour, as well as rough seas.

Addu City Council has published a list of contact hotlines to approach if assistance is required during this time.

  • Addu City Council Hotline – 7905003
  • Hithadhoo SSD – 7789042
  • Maradhoo SSD – 7789043
  • Maradhoo Feydhoo SSD – 7789045
  • Feydhoo SSD – 7789044
  • Hulhudhoo SSD – 7789046
  • Meedhoo SSD – 7789041

Maldives is currently experiencing the rainy monsoon season of Iruvai, also known as the North East Monsoon, which is expected to last until 7th of April. According to the traditional Nakaiy system, which is a weather calendar comprising of a series of thirteen or fourteen day intervals, each which used to be a predictable weather pattern, currently Maldives is going through the Iruvai Nakaiy during which, few showers are expected to occur in central & southern parts of the country while the overall weather is expected to be fine with clear blue skies. However, if storms occur they may end up being severe according to the Nakaiy system.

While the  system has become less reliable over the years due to the increasing changed to the climate, the system is still used by the locals to predict weather.