The Maldives Meteorological Service (Met Office) has released a weather forecast for the next 12 hours, predicting heavy rain and high gusts over the Maldives.
The Met Office predicts scattered showers and thunderstorms in the north and centre atolls, with few showers in the southern atolls.
Furthermore, the agency forecast average wind speeds of 18 to 28 miles per hour in the north and centre atolls, and 15 to 25 miles per hour in the southern atolls. In addition, gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour are expected.
The Met Office warns seafarers across the country to exercise caution since the seas are forecast to be rough, with wave heights reaching 6 to 8 feet and strong winds.