Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected over the central and southern areas from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. today, Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) has said.
Thunderstorms are expected over the area between Haa Alif and Gaafu Dhaalu atoll today (May 1), and the MMS have issued a White Alert.
In addition, the Met Office has forecast strong winds and heavy rain in most parts of Maldives within the next 24 hours.
The country is expected to experience winds up to 40 mph hour during storms. Northern atolls can expect heavy gusts at speeds of 15 miles per hour (mph) during showers and southern atolls can expect winds between 10 mph and 20 mph during showers, according to local media Sun Online.