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Travel through vast oceanic areas cautioned

Heavy-duty vessels with passenger carrying capacity between 300 to 500 from focal point islands frequent the capital of Male'. Several locals still opt for travel by these slow moving vessels due to its affordable prices in comparison to speed boats and air fares. | Photo: Ahmed Shurau \ Avas

Maldives Meteorological Center (MET Office) has cautioned vessel operators and travelers to avoid larger oceanic areas on Wednesday and Thursday over critical weather condition expected to experience throughout the country.

An official from MET Office spoke with "Avas Online" and recommended travelers to take caution and divert routes aligning or en route to vast oceanic areas within the country adding northern and central atolls will experience strong gushes with high swaying tides with heavy rainfall accompanied.

Weather condition is expected worsen most during late afternoon and night time hours of Wednesday.

The MET Office official speculated the adverse weather condition to recede by coming Friday, with chance for clear skies and smoother seas.

While northern and central atolls are predicted to hit with worse weather conditions, southern parts of Maldives would have a similar experience.

Wind speed is expected to lift from 8 miles per hour to 18 in southern atolls, with the originating direction being West and North-West. While rest of the country will experience gushes at 17 to 27 miles per hour.

Skies are expected to registered a wind speed of about 50 miles during this period.

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