Maldives braces for sea swells over super cyclone Kyarr

The Maldives Meteorological Center (MET Office) on Tuesday warned possible sea swells on for several islands throughout the country during high tide.

Assistant meteorologist at the MET Office, Abdulla Hafiz said that some islands in Maldives will experience sea swells, likely as an effect of recent Cyclone Kyarr moving across the Arabian Sea but expects it to weaken in the next few hours.

Cyclone Kyarr has intensified to become the first Super Cyclonic storm in Arabian Sea in the last 12 years. Kyarr is now moving west-northwestwards and is likely to hit the Oman coast by October 31.

Hafiz also revealed that the country is presumed to experience fairly widespread rain with occasional heavy showers and thunderstorms for the next 48 hours.

Within the upcoming 24 hours, the winds will vary between east / southeasterly at 5 – 15 miles per hour in southern atolls and northwest / northerly at 10 – 20 miles per hour elsewhere. Furthermore, winds may gust 40 miles per hour during showers.