Snowfall is traditionally received with mixed emotions in Morocco, with the beauty of snow-covered landscapes mitigated by safety concerns associated with heavy snowfall.
Rabat- Morocco’s National Meteorological Directorate’s (NMD) forecast for the coming week shows mild snowfall in several provinces around the country on Monday and Tuesday.
The statement says next week’s wave of cold weather and mild snowfall will mostly hit in the provinces of Al Haouz, Azilal, Béni Mellal, Midelt, Ifrane, Boulemane, Sefrou, Khenifra, Taza, Guercif, and Tinghir.
Snowfall is traditionally received with mixed emotions in Morocco, with the beauty of snow-capped landscapes mitigated with safety concerns associated with heavy snowfall.
The cold season in Morocco is associated with an increase of domestic tourism to the snowy provinces, with snow lovers flocking to places like Ifrane to experience weekends of snow-covered roads, poplar trees, and other snow-covered landscapes.
At the same time, however, heavy snowfall comes with risk and concerns about safety (mostly linked with transport, logistics), as well as health issues.
“The story of early snowfalls is not all roses; the charm of a snow-soaked town or city comes with its own risks and challenges for day-to-day life,” an MWN report recently explained. “Despite the natural beauty of wild snow-covered roads, Moroccan authorities have taken precautionary measures to deal with drop in temperatures and heavy snowfalls in Ifrane and other snowy provinces.”