Rabat - While Morocco will not be affected by hurricane Ophelia, the wild windstorm roars to a category 3 and is expected to head to the UK from the mid-Atlantic next week.
Rabat – While Morocco will not be affected by hurricane Ophelia, the wild windstorm roars to a category 3 and is expected to head to the UK from the mid-Atlantic next week.
Ophelia is the sixth major hurricane of 2017 and has sustained winds at 115 mph.
The hurricane is currently south west of the Azores and is moving towards the UK, according to British news outlet BBC.
Ophelia, however, will gradually weaken on Saturday night before it reaches Ireland on Monday, according to the British National Hurricane Center (NHC).
South and central England will see a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius over the weekend as a result of the hurricane. The UK will be hit by winds of up to 80 mph (128 kilometers per hour) when Ophelia makes landfall.
Earlier this week, Mohamed Said Karrouk, climatologist and professor at the University of Casablanca, said that Ophelia would not reach Morocco. However, it will result in temperatures rising in different countries, including Morocco.
Karrouk added that since 2005, Morocco has experienced climate change and that the increase in temperatures that we are witnessing are now the norm.“ They should no longer be regarded as a new or exceptional phenomenon, it has become a normality and henceforth one will have to learn to adapt to,” said the climatologist.