Gan records most rain pour over past 24 hours

Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office) has revealed Gan in Addu City recorded the most rain pour over the past 24 hours. The MET office said all parts of the country experienced heavy rainfall and severe wind due to monsoon.

According to the Met Office, Gan in Addu City experienced 114 millilitres of rain while Kaadehdhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll recorded the highest wind speed with 55 mph during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, Met Office forecast scattered rain with a few showers and thunderstorms all over the country. The office said surface winds will vary between southwest/westerly in southern atolls becoming west/north-westerly in central and northern atolls, at a 13-23 mph with gust of 45 mph during showers and seas are expected to be moderate becoming rough during showers.

Moreover, the Met Office noted swell wave surges are expected during high tide times to some parts of the country, advising everyone to take necessary precautions.

Furthermore, Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Maldives Police Service have reminded everyone to follow the rules and regulation when embarking on sea travels. Over the unfavourable weather, several parts of the country have incurred damages.

Speaking to PSM News, Deputy Chief Executive of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Moosa Fikree stated reports have been received over several damages in Thinadhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Addu City and Fuvahmulah City. He revealed reports show 30 households in Addu City, 13 households in Fuvahmulah City and 5 households in Thinadhoo sustained damages.