Morocco's National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) has issued an official heatwave warning for many parts of the kingdom, saying that temperatures of up to 44 degrees Celsius will affect several regions of Morocco from Monday to Wednesday
Maximum temperatures varying between 38 and 44 degrees are forecast at Aoussered, Oued Eddahab (interior), Es-Smara, Assa-Zag, Tata, Zagora, Guelmim, Marrakech, Fquih Ben Salah, Settat, Taroudant and Kelaâ des Sraghna.
Temperatures will range between 33 and 38 degrees in Ouezzane, Sidi Slimane, Meknes, Moulay Yacoub, Fez, Khemisset, Kenitra, Ben Slimane, Berrechid, Rhamna, Youssoufia, Chichaoua, Sidi Bennour, Safi, Essaouira Tanane, Inezgane-Ait Melloul, Shtuka Baha, Tiznit, Sidi Ifni, Errachidia, and Tan-Tan (interior).
The warm weather started on Sunday in the extreme south with maximum temperatures between 37 and 41 degrees and is expected to reach a maximum on Tuesday and Wednesday, especially in the extreme south and northeast of the southern provinces, Souss and the plains of Taroudant, Rhamna, and Tensift, as well as on the Saiss and the west of the Rif.
According to the DMN the heat wave may persist until at least Saturday May 20th, and is subject to further updates.
Fes Festival weather
Fes Festival patrons are urged to ensure they have plenty of drinking water and sunscreen. Fez Temperatures are expected to reach 36 Celsius today, 39 on Tuesday and Wednesday and then down to 32 for the remainder of the festival. Evening temperatures will be between 18 and 19 Celsius with low humidity.