The Sinamale’ Bridge that connects Male’, Hulhule’, and Hulhumale’ is experiencing massive sea swells that resulted in waves crashing onto the bridge road, endangering motorists and commuters. In a harrowing incident that gained widespread attention on social media, several motorcyclists were swept by the forceful waves. As of now, there have been no reports of major injuries.

The impact of the surges was not limited to the Sinamale’ Bridge alone. Boduthakurufaanu Magu in Henveiru ward of Male’ City faced widespread flooding, prompting police to issue warnings to drivers in the affected areas. Authorities urge those in the area to exercise caution and take necessary measures to avoid potential risks.

The Maldives Meteorological Service (MET Office) has issued a white alert for areas between Kaafu Atoll and Addu City until 18:30, warning residents about the expected tidal surges. The Maldives is facing challenges posed by rising sea levels and extreme weather events.

While the Sinamale’ Bridge and Boduthakurufaanu Magu have encountered tidal surges in the past, this recent incident marks the first time such forceful waves have breached the seawall, posing a serious threat to motorists and commuters.

The incident highlights the growing concern over the impact of climate change on island nations like the Maldives, where rising sea levels and extreme weather events pose significant challenges to infrastructure and public safety.