Rabat – February started on a cold note. The National Meteorological Directorate forecasts a drop in temperatures and cold weather.
A drop of temperature will sweep the reliefs, the southeast, the east and the highlands, with frost or ice on the forecast.
High and Middle Atlas, the east, the Mediterranean, Rif and Saiss are expecting moderate to heavy rain that will change to snow in its wake. Meanwhile, the sky will be cloudy in the Atlas, the northern provinces of the South and the plateaus of phosphates and Oulmes.
A freezing cold snap is expected to grip reliefs of the High and Middle Atlas, the Rif and the highland, as well as snowfall at heights exceeding 1,200 meter.
Moderate to strong wind gusts will hit the east, the Mediterranean coast and the northern regions of the Saharan provinces.
Sub-zero temperatures reaching -06 are expected on the reliefs, from -03 to 03 ° C on the southeast slopes and the south of the east, from 03 to 08 ° C on the plateaus of phosphates and Oulmes and the Atlas and 08 to 12 ° C on the coasts, the Atlantic plains, the Souss and the southern provinces.
Maximum temperatures will be around 02 to 07 ° C on the reliefs and the east, from 08 to 13 ° C on the Saiss, the plateaus of phosphates and Oulmes, 12 to 17 ° C on the Atlantic plains and the south-east and from 17 to 24 ° C on Souss and the southern provinces.