Ifrane - After Morocco’s National Directorate of Meteorology announced last Sunday that snowfall was expected in the beginning of the coming week, the residents of Ifrane and its surrounding areas woke up on panoramic snowy views on Monday.
Ifrane – After Morocco’s National Directorate of Meteorology announced last Sunday that snowfall was expected in the beginning of the coming week, the residents of Ifrane and its surrounding areas woke up on panoramic snowy views on Monday.
Heavy snow has been coming down since the early hours of Monday. Many residents have expressed their joy and happiness on social media after facing a lengthy dry spell that has impacted the entire country.
Several photos and video clips have been posted on social media showing residents of the Middle Atlas enjoying the snow.
Many of the residents of the Ifrane region went outside to enjoy the snow, despite the freezing cold temperatures.
Omar L-ghorfi, a 25-year-old student from Ain Leuh, a town a few miles away from Ifrane said, “Today, I am really happy. It’s been such a long time…I have never seen people in such a good frame of mind. Today, I noticed that they were acting as if they were saved from a serious death. We have to be grateful to God.”
Students of Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane also woke up excited to see the snow. Many took the opportunity to document happy moments in the snow.
“Once I opened my eyes at 8 a.m., I looked at out from of my window. I felt like an integral part of Ifrane’s spirit was restored. I felt somehow quiet and peaceful. The first thing that came to my mind is to take photos of cars at a park that have been covered with snow,” Sara Lamsili, a student at AUI, said.
A video filmed in Sidi Addi, a town nearly 30 km away from Ifrane, showed students playing in the snow, pelting each other with snowballs.
Today’s snow appears to have satisfied Middle Atlas residents long anticipating the winter’s first snowfall.
Edited by Kelsey Fish