Scattered low and medium clouds with moderate to intense convection spread out over the South Arabian Sea this morning as the monsoon countdown progressed.
Heavy rain is lashing Maldives across the north, central and southern atolls, according to information put out by Maldives Meteorological Service at 11.10 am this morning.
Heavy rain in Maldives
Maldives lies just to the south of Lakshadweep Islands and south-west of Sri Lanka, and receives the monsoon first in the neighbourhood.
The Sri Lankan Met Department warned that fairly strong winds of up to 50 km/hr in speed may lash the western slopes of the Central Hills and up to 70 km/hr along the northern and southern sea areas.
Meanwhile, intense clouding was noticed over the West-Central Bay of Bengal off the Andhra Pradesh coast in India, the South-West Bay, the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Martaban, and the Tenaserim coast.
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