Maldives Meteorological Service on Monday forecast heavy rain and thunderstorms for the Southern Atolls in the upcoming three days.
A MET official revealed to local media Mihaaru that the severe weather signalled the beginning of the South-West Monsoon. He added that there was a high chance of scattered showers and heavy rain for several islands between Laamu Atoll and Addu Atoll.
While many regions are currently experiencing rain, the MET office has already issued a yellow alert for certain atolls in the north.
"Due to the start of the South-West monsoon, the weather will worsen. The temperature of Maldives will decrease in the upcoming days", said the official.
"We identified it as the South-West monsoon as we observed that the wind direction changed to the West".
MET issued a white alert to several Southern Atolls on Monday.