Locations in the Atlas Mountains with an altitude of 1,500 meters or higher will get snowfall on Monday.
Rabat – Morocco’s National Meteorological Directorate (DMN) has announced in a special weather report that the country will get snow and heavy rain worthy of an orange alert from December 2 to 4, Monday to Wednesday.
The High Atlas Mountains and the Middle Atlas Mountains will receive heavy snowfall at locations with an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level or higher. The DMN revised an earlier prediction in the state-owned news service Maghreb Arab Press that assessed the snow as falling only at an altitude of 1,700 meters and higher.
Residents in Al Haouz, Azilal, Beni Mellal, Errachidia, Midelt, Boulemane, and Tinghir will get “orange alert” levels of snow on Monday and Tuesday. Ifrane, Sefrou, and Khenifra can expect snow on Tuesday.
The snow could turn to rain in some regions, however, as the weather service also predicted Errachidia and Tinghir would get rain overnight Monday.
The region surrounding the capital, Rabat, will receive heavy rainfall worthy of an orange alert from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The area around Tetouan in the north will also receive a deluge of rain from 12 noon on Monday until 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Heavy rain will start again in much of the northern part of the country—Chefchaouen, Al Hoceima, Driouch, Nador, Rabat, Tetouan, Berkane, Guercif, Taourirt, Oujda, Jerada, Sefrou, and Larache—at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and continue until 3 a.m. Wednesday, December 4.
Moroccans in the south will see cloudy skies, and those on the coast north of Tarfaya in Western Sahara may also get rain showers.
Along Morocco’s Atlantic coast, fishermen and sailors can expect rough seas.
The Atlas reliefs will have the coldest temperature lows in the country at 0 to 5 degrees Celsius. The warmest highs will come in the southern provinces at 25 to 32 degrees Celsius.