Friday, February 26, 2016

Morocco : Cold Weather Alert

Morocco Weather Alert: Cold weather and rain from Friday night

A Moroccan village under snow

From Friday to Saturday a low pressure system will approach the Morocco, generating westerly winds and bringing cold, moist air from the Atlantic.

The announcement was made Thursday by the National Directorate of Meteorology, which warned citizens to "be vigilant".

The Kingdom can expect moderate rainfall from Friday night until Monday and the north, centre and east of the Morocco may experience severe thundershowers over the regions of the Middle Atlas and the north of the High Atlas and the plains.

The Met office says "significant" snowfalls are expected in the High and Middle Atlas, the Rif and the highlands.

Moderate to strong winds and dropping temperatures in the interior regions of the country and the Atlas are forecast. Maritime conditions will deteriorate with the Atlantic coast and Mediterranean waves reaching  4 to 5 meters.The situation will start to improve from Tuesday.

As residents of Fez area told The View From Fez, "Any rain is welcome."

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