Maldives Meteorology Services Met Office says the Southwest monsoon will likely intensify over the Maldives in the coming days.

In a weather advisory today, the Met Office said that the Southwest monsoon over the Maldives region is expected to intensify starting from tomorrow evening.

It predicted that in the next 5 days, strong winds, rough seas, and possible swell waves during high tides and scattered rain are expected across the country.

The Met Office said that winds are expected to be recorded at 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 to 50 miles.

It urged caution for all and said that particularly seafarers are advised to exercise caution during this period. The Met Office also advised the public to take the necessary measures to minimize the impact and damage due to strong winds and possible heavy rains.

The country has been experiencing bouts of bad weather across all the regions in the last few days. Earlier on Monday, the Met Office issued a rare orange alert from Thaa Atoll to Laamu Atoll for torrential rain, thunderstorms and possible flooding in the region.